Q and A With Amazing Author Michelle DeRusha

  Meet My Friend Michelle [Note from Sheila: Everyone should have at least one friend like Michelle. She’s kind and smart and witty and talented and humble and her heart is drop-dead gorgeous. (I think the rest of her is, too, but I digress.) She is also about to become an overnight sensation after writing for, oh, […]

One Precocious Misfit

  On the Road Again I can still remember the name of my first Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Carston. I can still remember my first service in “big” church. It might have been Mother’s Day, and I was four or so. My mother held the hymnal down low and traced her index finger under each […]

Flawed, Fallible, Forgiven: Interview with Michelle DeRusha, Author of Spiritual Misfit

 Michelle DeRusha is my friend and heart-sister and today she offers her book, Spiritual Misfit, to the world. You know, I try not to be bossy, but you need to buy this book.  Michelle and I talked recently about her book, her world, and stuff. 1.”Spiritual Misfit” is an interesting concept. Can you say more about that? […]

Raise a Holy Hum

Elaine and Hoanie. Tapuamu, Tahaa. 2004. Play Song, Pray SongSunday I learned that prayer sounds a lot like play. Sort of. Let me explain. Papeete, Tahiti, 1990. Walking back to the hostel, my friend (who happens to be my friend solely because at this moment, we’re both guests at the same hostel and so we […]

Robe Knots, Fresh Turkeys, and Evangelism

Cadence, Me, and My Unknotted Robe Belt. July, 2011.  Dodging the E-Word. Again.I’m here today with a pair of public service announcements: First: Never, ever, tie a knot in the belt of your bathrobe. Do the once-over as if you’re about to tie your shoelaces, sure. But don’t cinch it down into a knot. One morning […]