Donkey In the Living Room Giveaway Winners

Special thanks to everyone who entered our Donkey In the Living Room giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, and this blog. We’re thrilled to give away 3 complete Donkey in the Living Room sets (book+toy), as well as 10 hardcover books to the winners below whose names were chosen through an online randomizer.

If you won, you will be receiving an email … Click here to read more.

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Family Christmas Giveaway: The Donkey In the Living Room


Christmas Toy Giveaway

Holy smokes. You guys. I am SO grateful for the support swelling around Donkey In the Living Room this last couple months.

It’s hard to describe the wonder I feel when I think about what’s happened so far with this project.

The short recap: This children’s Christmas book, which I first self-published in 2012, helps families begin … Click here to read more.

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An Important Observation From Sodom and Gomorrah: Welcome People, Care For Them


For several weeks, I’ve been tracing themes of relationship and connectedness through the Bible. [Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve covered so far.] This isn’t necessarily a theological exercise, as much as it is a building essay–one that tracks how “connectedness” was vital for early humans and their developing world.

Toward Everyday Well-Being

I grow uncomfortable when I hear … Click here to read more.

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Why Fostering and Maintaining Relationships Should Be Among Christians’ Core Doctrines


Some of you have been following since the beginning of this series, as I began to trace why relationships are so important to me and why I think they are also important to God. The trick of stretching this theme out over many Wednesdays, though, is that sometimes, readers might just catch one or two installments, and they might not Click here to read more.

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How Has Technology (or Other Things) Changed Society: Your Invitation to Vent, Soapbox, and Brag


I’ve been making observations left and right these last few Mondays. Among them:

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Surround Yourself With Good People

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It’s Friday. (But you knew that, right?) Here are three articles that got my attention this week. Now go. Go drink deep of your weekend.

Oh, Kristen Howerton, you said it so well. Down with firepitting!

We’ve got a new metaphor in our house to describe a bad habit that we often fall into. We’re calling it “firepitting.”


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How To Network: 10 Insights For Understanding Support Systems

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I’ve been spending Thursdays sharing great writing about friendship and community. [Read the whole category here.] Today, we continue on with a few pointers from Connected: How your friends’ friends’ friends affect everything you feel, think, and do by Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD and James H. Fowler, PhD.

The premise of the book? Beyond our own social horizons…… Click here to read more.

Bible Verses About Family: And Why Yours Might Be Bigger Than You Think

 Bible Verses About Family

Bible Verses About Family?

If you haven’t picked up on it by now, I think friendship should be a core value of the Christian faith. And I’ve been taking Wednesdays to explain why friendship strikes me as an important and intentional thread in the Bible. (Read the other posts in this series here.)

Last week, we talked about … Click here to read more.

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