Podcast #24: Lamplighter Books Making Old New Again

Well, I’m stepping into February ticking the boxes on my reading resolutions with selections from my bookshelves that have patiently waited—some for many years—for me to get around to giving them the attention they deserve. I am pleased to announce that I accomplished a Pleasure Reading challenge. Oh, wait—I mean, a Devotional Reading … [Read more...]

Back-to-School with a Jane Austen Book Review

Labor Day weekend means the bins come up from the basement and my house gets a decorative uptick to the next season. In September that means FALL! I deep clean the furnishings and pack away all the red, white, and blue Americana decor for the switch-out to faux fall leaves, bowls of cinnamon smells, pumpkin gourds, and scarecrows. Then, the … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Bard and the Bible

I did my research before going to the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference this summer, and was delighted to see that writer, Bob Hostetler, would be serving on the teaching faculty this year. I knew his name well as co-author of a book that was indispensable to me twenty years ago when I was teaching and serving in youth ministry, … [Read more...]