books I’ve read in 2009

June
Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl, Susan Campbell

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, Barbara Brown Taylor

Babymouse #3: Beach Babe, Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!, Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm

May
Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design, Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl

April
The Film Club: A Memoir, David Gilmour
The Furious Longing of God, Brennan Manning
I Was Told There’d Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
How (Not) to Speak of God – Marks of the Emerging Church, Pete Rollins

March
Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment and Moments of Grace, Nora Gallagher
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t), Brene’ Brown
Sleeping at the Starlight Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home, Bailey White

February
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, Patrick Lenconi
The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray, Lindsey Crittenden
Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith, Nora Gallagher
From Stone to Living Word, Debbie Blue

January
Post-Rapture Radio: Lost Writings from the Failed Revolution at the End of the Last Century, Russell Rathbun
A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart, Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes 
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings, John O’Donohue


tidbits from today



drinking: Aveda comforting tea

eating: a Shari Meserve chocolate-chip cookie leftover from last night’s Denver Book of Prayer meeting

reading: Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl, Susan Campbell

listening: Paper Bird’s Anything Nameless and Joymaking


loving: not having to water today, thanks to some late afternoon rain

hating: not being able to work in the yard due to said rain

hoping: that the raccoon stays on the other side of the back fence

dreading: tomorrow’s long leadership meeting

anticipating: a long, hot bath



pentecost, bluegrass style











15 Books in 15 Minutes

This from Facebook:
The meme of the day…Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Feel free to leave your list in the comments.

Here’s mine, in no particular order:

1. Take This Bread, Sara Miles
2. Leaving Church, Barbara Brown Taylor
3. Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
5. Finding God, Larry Crabb
6. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
7. Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
8. The Soul Tells a Story, Vinita Hampton Wright
9. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
10. God’s Silence, Franz Wright
11. Practicing Resurrection, Nora Gallagher
12. Telling Secrets, Frederick Buechner
13. The Little House on the Prairie (series), Laura Ingalls Wilder
14. Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
15. Travelling Mercies, Anne Lamott


books I’ve read in 2009

May
Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design, Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl

April
The Film Club: A Memoir, David Gilmour
The Furious Longing of God, Brennan Manning
I Was Told There’d Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
How (Not) to Speak of God – Marks of the Emerging Church, Pete Rollins

March

Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment and Moments of Grace, Nora Gallagher
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t), Brene’ Brown
Sleeping at the Starlight Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home, Bailey White

February
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, Patrick Lenconi
The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray, Lindsey Crittenden
Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith, Nora Gallagher
From Stone to Living Word, Debbie Blue

January
Post-Rapture Radio: Lost Writings from the Failed Revolution at the End of the Last Century, Russell Rathbun
A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart, Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings, John O’Donohue