The Red Couch 2017 Book Selections

What can we say about 2016? On the one hand, there’s been a lot of great discussion at The Red Couch. It’s given me hope, time and again. On the other hand, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world. It’s hard to know how to feel about 2017. And yet, I believe in the […]

The Red Couch: The Irrational Season Introduction

Madeleine L’Engle may be best known for her fiction, but she has a rather impressive body of nonfiction books as well–the Crosswicks Journal books chief among them. The four books cover a variety of topics ranging from motherhood to loss. The Irrational Season is the third book in the collection and it deals with these same […]

The Red Couch: A Widening Light Linkup

Advent began this past Sunday. I don’t know what, if anything, that means to you. Advent may be an important part of your Christmas preparations or you may not observe it at all. I’ve been everywhere in between. For the last few years, I’ve read different Advent books. The short daily readings or creative exercises […]

The Red Couch: 2016 Selections

It’s the time of year when we can’t help but think ahead. There are turkeys to buy, holiday parties to attend, and Christmas decorations to hang. We book tickets back home and ponder gift giving. We think about buying a party dress for New Year’s Eve or shrug our shoulders about whether or not we’ll […]

The Red Couch: Take This Bread Introduction

I have a complicated relationship with communion. I wish I didn’t feel compelled to be this level of honest while introducing this month’s selection Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles. When I started thinking about how to sum up the themes in Take This Bread, there was no escaping communion. It takes center stage […]