Original Blessing: An Interview with Danielle Shroyer

There are some books that seem to pinpoint something I’ve been trying to say but just couldn’t articulate the words. It’s like the author was able to scratch an unreachable itch through her words. In a lot of ways, Danielle Shroyer’s powerful look at sin and its origins has been that for me. When I first […]

The Red Couch: Original Blessing Introduction

It had been nine months since I had become a mother. After a long, grueling labor and birth, my son was born with trouble sucking. So with bleary eyes, I began pumping around the clock while still trying to nurse. I kept it up for months. In the rush and chaos of nourishing and caring […]

The Red Couch: Making Room Discussion

It is evening and our kitchen is alive with chatter, squabbles, and the frustrations of children. A meal is finding form in the scrape of a knife against a chopping board; the familiar clang of pots and pans, fetched, stirred and tended. This daily ritual is both soothing and exhausting in its ordinariness. The telephone […]

The Red Couch: 2018 Book Selections

Tis the season for posts reminiscing about 2017, rating best books of the year, and looking toward the new year. In the land of the Red Couch, this year has been one filled with changes. In March, I was honored to step into the role of editor for this incredible community. You all have stretched […]

Glory Happening: An Interview with Kaitlin Curtice

I don’t know about you, but as soon as the calendar turns to November, I start thinking about holidays and Advent and all of the wild and sweet moments that make up this season. During these months, I find myself turning to slower books from authors like Madeleine L’Engle and Jan Richardson—authors who help me […]