books, spiritual life

‘Grand Exit’ on deep sale in honor of resurrection

To celebrate the event that shattered death's hold on our world, my new non-fiction book will be on deep sale this Wednesday and Thursday. As part of a Kindle Countdown Deal, Making a Grand Exit: Biblical Answers to Our Fear of Dying, is available for 99 cents from 8 a.m. PDT (California time) Wednesday (April… Continue reading ‘Grand Exit’ on deep sale in honor of resurrection


Barbecue Bliss Sauce

“All of the people took it up and sung it over and over until it was wrung dry, and no further innovations of tone and tempo were conceivable. Then they hushed and ate barbecue.” Zora Neale Hurston, African-American author Hunger may be the best sauce, but barbecue is pretty close. Sweet, tangy. Sometimes smoky. What's… Continue reading Barbecue Bliss Sauce

spiritual life

Does faith have a scent?

“Her love was like lavender, delicate and melancholy.” Laura Chouette, The Painting of Mrs. Ravensbrook In the deep of winter, I bought a bottle of herbs de Provence. While I do cook with it, my primary intention was to sniff the stuff. Lavender, basil, fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme. It's pretty much summer in… Continue reading Does faith have a scent?