Tag: marriage

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

Editor’s Note: This incident happened a few days ago and things are now as great as ever between me and Fred. It reminded us, though, that our pastor/photographer friend Franklin Golden recently asked us, to quote the Chinua Achebe novel,  “when things fall apart” in 

Cooking and Writing: Living in the Moment

Cooking and Writing: Living in the Moment

Thanks to a sweet birthday gift from my brother, sister-in-law, neice, and nephew, Fred and I recently attended a cooking class at Raleigh’s famous Irregardless Cafe. In the anxiousness of being a first-time author, I forget how to live in the moment. Cooking, eating, and fellowship 

The Writer’s Life

The Writer’s Life

This writer’s life is picking up speed. In just a few short months, the manuscript for Saffron Cross is due to my Upper Room Books editor, Jeannie Crawford-Lee. This means that nearly every waking moment I have is spent writing or thinking about our Christian-Hindu interfaith marriage. When I’m not writing or 

Interfaith Discoveries

On a recent Saturday night, I interviewed Fred for his biographical chapter of Saffron Cross. Sprawled out on our living room floor and tinkering with a solar yard light, we hashed out the details of his adolescence, his conversion to Hinduism, and his life as 

Publishing My First Book

Publishing My First Book

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” –David McCullough, Pulitzer prize winning author of Truman and John Adams (via @QuotesforWriters) There’s not much clear thinking going on in my head these days. Since last Monday, my mind has 

Lenten Vegetarianism

Lenten Vegetarianism

Lent 2012 is three weeks away. For my pastor friends, this means a season as busy as Advent, a time when ministers work hard to offer their parishioners Bible studies, Lenten reflections, daily devotional booklets, and sermons on the wilderness experience. For me, Lent marks a