Talking, Listening, Following

This week my had has been full of sinus drainage, leaving little room for deep, blog-worthy thoughts. Plus, during those precious moments I have been able to escape the demands of work and family . . . I have been sleeping instead of writing. But hey, there have been weeks–thankfully many of them–when I did…

What I Learned about Preaching at the Festival of Homiletics

I have experienced a glorious week of hearing the Gospel, singing to God, and talking with other preachers at the Festival of Homiletics in Atlanta. (My husband endured a long week of schedule juggling, meal preparing, and dish washing at home with our three kids—which is why I will not have another glorious Festival experience…

Preaching in the Dictionary

If you look at the photo of my “Praying Women” notebook from yesterday’s post, you will see a ripped part of a page tinted purple. I’ve got a detail here that you may or may not be able to read. It’s part of a dictionary page that contains the word “prayer.” Cute, right? The poet…

Sunday’s Sermon

My sermon on the Slaughter of the Innocents is posted here. Much thanks to my seminary profs David May and Mike Graves for the insights provided in their book Preaching Matthew: Interpretation and Proclamation.