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"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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I’m Thankful For a Clean Oven, Fresh Ice Cubes . . . and a Daughter-in-Law-to-Be

Lava rocks laid in ground for steppingstone garden path. Photo by BF Newhall


What I’m grateful for, what I’m jazzed and excited about today, are the small things that have gone right for me lately: A clean oven, freshly washed windows, and a new steppingstone path for the garden — all in time for Thanksgiving. See more.


Anne Lamott on Getting Older — Drop That Rock

Ann Lamott at a book signing in Oakland, CA, spring 2012. photo by BF Newhall

It’s time to drop that rock we’ve been carrying around, says Anne Lamott. It’s time to surrender to the fact that we can’t do it all. We’re getting older and it’s time to have ourselves some peace.


Walk 1000 Miles Around Lake Michigan? She Did It — Now I Don’t Have To

Loreen hikes alongside Lake Michigan snow drifts. Niewenhuis photo

Walk around Lake Michigan . . . the whole thing. I’d start in late spring and finish up in the fall. And when I was done, I’d write a book about it. Lucky for me, Loreen Niewenhuis beat me to it.


The Somethingists — They Don’t Believe in God, but They Do Believe in . . . Something

the helix nebula. photo by NASA

Good news for those of us – count me in – who aren’t at all sure of what God is like. It’s called Somethingism.


When Your Kids Don’t Fight — Enough


My children do not tease each other like the normal sibling pair. They are nice to each other. I worry. Where did Jon and I go wrong?