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Review: Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen My rating: 4 of 5 stars I decided to re-read Northanger Abbey so I could listen to the Literary Life podcast episodes from last fall with an updated read. I don’t really remember when I started it, but I know this spring hasn’t been as conducive to reading in the…

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Review: The Irrational Season

The Irrational Season by Madeleine L’Engle My rating: 4 of 5 stars L’Engle takes her thinking through the liturgical year, starting with Advent and considering incarnation and the human condition, light and dark, time (chronos & kairos), love, Trinity and living out and thinking after Christ day in and day out – understanding the self…

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Frost by Dawn Garrett

Frost Have you ever noticed that the clearest, bluest skies yield coldest days? A few puffy white clouds cling to the heavens but mostly the blue is unhindered. Shockingly, on our walk we’re pelted by pellets of sleet? of snow? Flakes flitter and fall with no evidence of their formation. Crystals balled up like a…

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Book Review: The Anatomy of Hymnody by Austin Lovelace

Anatomy of Hymnody, The–Lovelace, Austin- by Austin Lovelace My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book. My children’s organ instructor is very knowledgeable about hymnody and recommended it to me (and teaches it in her university classes). Mr. Lovelace has opinions and he’s not afraid to wield them. He believes that hymns…

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Book Review: What’s in a Phrase? by Marilyn Chandler McEntyyre

What’s in a Phrase?: Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoy Marilyn Chandler McEntyre’s writing. I loved her http://ladydusk.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-review-caring-for-words-in-culture.html“>Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies many years ago and ordered this short volume on its heels. This book is easy to lose track…