The Red Couch: Between the World and Me Introduction

There are certain books I don’t always want to read, but I find that I need to read. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me is one of them. I don’t want to read about my privilege as a white person, but I need to read about the privilege I was born into, a privilege […]

The Red Couch: The Irrational Season Discussion

To learn more about The Irrational Season, please read the introductory post. Be sure to peruse The Nightstand in that post, which has resources for those wanting to learn more about the topic and themes of this month’s selection. I didn’t know when that first book by Madeleine L’Engle was placed in my hands at […]

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: Take This Bread Discussion

To learn more about “Take This Bread,” please read the introductory post. Be sure to peruse The Nightstand in that post, which has resources for those wanting to learn more about the topic and themes of this month’s selection. I’m not sure how it happened, but this past Sunday, I found myself holding a bowl […]