Tag Archives: Seattle Pacific University

Ebeneezer Scrooge Would Approve

After the unforgettable Christmas when three ghosts visit Ebeneezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Ebeneezer Scrooge is changed forever. Dickens concludes his classic story with these words: “and it was always said of him, that he (Scrooge) knew … Continue reading

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“Had a Good Bowel Movement Lately?”

Nursing students at SPU consecrated their budding careers to God at a beautiful worship service Friday night. They led the music, prayed, and listened to a former student share his thoughts on their intended professions from his own personal experience. … Continue reading

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Shout-out to Summer Camping (Reprise)

I just got back from about ten days in the Midwest, visiting my favorite childhood bookstore (this time as a published author, signing copies of Sophie’s Quest!), going to Twins’ Days  and twin book signings with my twin sister (Lost … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: King David’s One and Only Good Thing

Growing up in a pretty little town in Ohio, I never knew what it meant to be unsafe. Quiet streets and schools that didn’t worry about what to do if a gunman entered the halls were a given. Kids still … Continue reading

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Feeling Grateful for Summer Church Camp

As many of you know, it’s been quiet around my house this summer because both of my teenage daughters have spent a large portion of the summer working at the church camp here in Washington State that they grew up … Continue reading

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SPU’s ‘Bubble’ Burst? Not so Fast. . . .

The Seattle Times wrote this week that students at Seattle Pacific University ‘lovingly refer’ to their campus as the ‘Bubble. “Usually,” one student said, “the most exciting thing that happens around here is popcorn burning in the microwave.”  The June 5th murder of … Continue reading

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Your Shirt for a Bible?

When kids ask me what my favorite book of all time is (a question that gets asked with some regularity in a school library), I have to be honest and say the Bible. There isn’t any other book that has … Continue reading

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Gratefully Overwhelmed, Part 2: Photos!

Last week’s post was all about being grateful–and a mite overwhelmed–for the big transition to college we were helping our daughter make, as well as for the wonderful opportunity to host a student from Japan for a week–the same week. … Continue reading

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Gratefully Overwhelmed

This will be a short post today, but my heart is full and I feel so blessed by two big events in our lives at the moment. The first event is the big transition to college for our oldest child. … Continue reading

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