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  • Maybe You Can’t Handle the Truth

    “I’ve read the story you sent me. It’s not good. Try another form of writing.” A literary agent sent that comment in response to my first attempt at fiction. “You don’t even know what you’re trying to say, Lori. Until you do, you shouldn’t try to get someone to publish you.” Words from one of the first …[ read more ]

  • When Evil has a Lovely Mother

    What if you met the mother of evil and thought she was a lovely woman? Would you then invite evil over for cookies? In Men in Black, Will Smith engages in training to battle alien invaders. During a simulation, he and the other trainees encounter a scene that involves a little girl walking in a …[ read more ]

  • When We Disagree

    A zealot, a tax collector, a Pharisee, and a fisherman all sit at a table to share a meal. There’s little on which they agree. Their approaches to life’s big questions are as different as their professions and politics. During the meal, the volume rises. Heads shake. Eyes roll. Faces flush. But, when the meal …[ read more ]

  • Where’s My Cool Iron Suit – Following Jesus when You Feel Vulnerable

    Ahh, the life of a Christian writer. In the wake of my father’s death four short weeks ago, I’ve been blind-sided by unprecedented family upheaval on top of the fresh grief. All this in the midst of speaking and promotion for my new book, The Art of Hard Conversations. It’s left me feeling exposed and …[ read more ]

  • The Half-Life of a Believer Lingering in the Tomb

    Death is a cold thud onto unforgiving earth. It’s the keening wail of a bereft soul. Death is an empty stare. An icy rain. A debt come due in a dry season. An unwelcome knock at the door. A thief in the night. A dagger at your rib. A hand around your throat. A betrayal. …[ read more ]