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Monday

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October 2011

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Do You Want to Write for Me (2)?

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When I had a routine case of time mismanagement in July and asked for people to bail me out by sending guest posts, I had no idea it would become a “thing” around here.  But I got so many incredible submissions that what I hoped would be a one-time rescue turned into a four-month safety net. Not only that, but it also gave some well-gifted folks a little extra exposure. So I figured we’d do it again. Are you up for it? You can be a blogger, a writer, or just a cool person with stuff to say. You can be [...]

Friday

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July 2011

22

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Who I’m ____ing Right Now: July Edition

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How’s your July been? Hot and fast? Mine too. (Wow, that wasn’t even on purpose.) Here’s how I’ve been keeping busy! Who I’m Listening to Right Now- I found the folk punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad and their fantastically inappropriately titled album while checking out the opening acts for the Frank Turner concert I’m going to in September (!!!!!). Don’t be alarmed by their name– if you like the Juno soundtrack, you should like these guys. (And if you don’t like the soundtrack and/or film, just know that I’m silently shaking my head at you right now.) Who I’m Reading [...]

Wednesday

13

July 2011

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Do you want to write for me?

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You may have noticed I’m not really one for strict adherence to schedules and timeframes, but I do try to post twice a week just to keep things interesting. Unfortunately, that just isn’t going to happen this week, what with my jumping up and down at vacation bible school, first-ever meeting of my kickass writers’ group, and general failure to plan ahead. I could put up an old TOL Treasure, but that’s so last-week-when-I-was-on-vacation. So instead I’m going to ask you, talented readers, to do something I’ve only asked one other person to do for me before, and that was [...]

Friday

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July 2011

22

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TOL Treasure: “Fantastically Worthless Confessions of a Self-Loathing Narcissist”

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As I work on cajoling my brain from vacation mode back to real life, I wanted to share with you another post from the past. Problem was, I hated absolutely everything that I went back and looked at. And then I found this little gem encapsulating exactly my existential crisis. Fellow writers, this one’s for you. _______________________________________________________ If you haven’t noticed that I have a wide and intense range of body/mental/emotional/spiritual issues, then this must be your first visit to my blog– welcome. I’m sorry you stumbled upon it at the height of my insanity; maybe you’ll be nice enough [...]

Thursday

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June 2011

37

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Who I’m ____ing Right Now: June Edition

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I’ve been playing around with the idea of making “Who I’m ___ing Right Now” a monthly rather than weekly feature. After all, how many of my escapades can I really expect to entertain you with?  So as I continue to feel things out as I go, keep letting me know how you like it. Ahem. Here’s what I’ve been doing in June! Who I’m Listening to Right Now- Brandi Carlile is a favorite at our house, and in fact one of us may even have a little bit of a music crush. (I’m not naming names, especially mine.) I love [...]

Friday

10

June 2011

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Who I’m ____ing Right Now

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It’s  been an exciting week around here what with all the action I’ve been getting. (Thanks, by the way– you’re fantastic. Ahem.) But there’s a lot more to life than my blog. Here’s a peek at how I’ve been getting busy: Who I’m Listening to Right Now- Frank Turner‘s new album, England Keep My Bones, is rocking my anglophilic world. Just released this week, it’s a little punk, a lot folk, and entirely fun. Even the theologically effed “Glory Hallelujah” is catchy as hell. So to speak. Who I’m Reading Right Now- Benjamin Nugent‘s American Nerd: The Story of My [...]

Friday

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June 2011

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It’s All You: My 100th-ish Post

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Today marks my 100th-ish post.* As such, I decided the absolute most boringly indulgent thing I could do to celebrate it would be to write 100 things about myself (I’m not kidding– that’s really a “thing”). But with a blog already dedicated to my own thoughts, that’s just way too much of me, even for me. So today it’s all you. You’re the reason I get to tell my stories. Without you, I’m just a crazy person talking to herself and nodding in earnest agreement. And even though with you here I’m still crazy, your presence means I get to [...]

Thursday

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April 2011

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Pole Dancing, Revisited: Wherein Things Get Awkward

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When you write about pole dancing on your Jesus-y blog, you kind of imagine it’ll be a one time affair. And yet, here we are again: Pole dancing for Jesus. (But not. So very not. In fact, not at all. — Hang on, I’ll explain; I’m just a little skeeved out right now.) Ever since I wrote about my coincidentally simultaneous adventures in vacation bible school and pole dancing, search engines have graciously handed me numerous seekers, eclipsed in number only by those looking for boobs. I can’t be sure, but I like to think they’re not totally disappointed:  As [...]

Tuesday

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April 2011

18

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Tamara at A Deeper Story!

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I’m thrilled to announce that, beginning with my first post at the end of April, I will be contributing monthly to A Deeper Story. If you’ve never visited there, please do– it’s a collective of talented authors committed to telling stories of Christ and culture. I’m humbled to join them. (You can see my bio here!)

Friday

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March 2011

37

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A Series of Confessions in Which I Impress No One

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It’s been a week since Lent began, and I’m off to a shaky start. For starters, I quite possibly shouldn’t even be writing this post, what with Jesus’ whole thing about not advertising your fast and all. But since nothing I’m about to say will sound remotely impressive, I think I’m going to go with the intent rather than the letter of the law on this one. (So slow your roll, Judgy Judgerson. I know you were itching to go there.) I wrote last week about seeking to give up that which charms me most so that I could focus [...]