Author: Lisa

Little Sausage Fingers (An Advent Narrative)

He was most looking forward to seeing the stars. It had been some time since he had walked the Earth, and they had always been his favorite sight, the vast multitude of light that overcame the expanse of darkness of

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Defying the Dark: A Thanksgiving Prayer

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies Psalm 23:5a It was a sunny, balmy October Sunday. About a hundred of us filled the wooden pews of a small church in Nashville, reflecting on the creative

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The Darkness and the Glory

“We rented a room,” she said. Her voice cut across the table, cut through the banal conversations, commanding attention. Maybe five minutes earlier, they had been brought into the Commons at work, where Sales and Marketing were having a potluck.

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Courage and Creativity in a Delorean

Given that tomorrow is Back to the Future Day, it was only natural to spend my evening rewatching the first movie in order to jump straight in to Part II tomorrow night. I’ve seen the trilogy about a billion times, of

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The Strengthening Feast and the Famine Ahead

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. I woke up at 3:30 this morning, momentarily confused by where I was. For the first time in a week I was finally back in my own

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Life is a Musical

The funny thing about blogging is that it requires taking the time to write. But here’s the thing: when you write for a living, and do some volunteer writing on top of it, it’s awfully hard to persuade yourself to

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How I’d Fix the Government

First, a brief anecdote. Almost 15 years ago, I was in Mexico, working with a local missions group. One of them (a Mexican, to be clear) asked me where I came from. “Michigan,” I said. Her face lit up. “Ah,”

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Ode to a Paczki

My home town in Metro Detroit was a hotspot for cultural diversity. Most likely it was the 1990s lure of the automotive industry; well-to-do automotive managers and executives gravitated toward the suburbs, and I grew up with African American and

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It’s 2015. Now let’s shut up about Back to the Future II.

I swear, within minutes of the ball drop in Times Square, there were already several posts about Back to the Future II. And, of course, even more this morning. And they all say roughly the same thing: where’s my flying car/hoverboard/self-lacing

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Predictions for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Bloating of Five Subplots

At some point during the course of the last year, I apparently suffered a severe brain injury. There is no other explanation for the fact that I am looking forward to seeing part 3 of The Hobbit. Actually, there’s a very good

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