About the blog
Welcome to my blog home. I’m Becky and I’m so glad you’re here. I hope you’ll join me as we take ordinary life by the shoulders, stand it up gently and give it a good onceover for God’s handiwork, tousling its hair and emptying its pockets. If we give it a care-full frisking, something holy always falls out. I’ll be here each week, blogging about faith and family.
About Godly Play
This is also where I help teachers prepare to share the sacred stories of the Bible in Godly Play style almost every Monday afternoon. Have you met Godly Play? I’d love to introduce you to this creative form of Christian nurture that so artfully respects the innate spirituality of children, helping them to see where they fit in the holy stories and to find the holy stories in their own stories. Come to think of it, that’s what this whole blog is about!
About my books and other publications
The Holy Éclair, Signs and Wonders from an Accidental Pilgrimage, is coming this December!
First there was French By Heart…
Can a family of five from deep in the heart of Dixie find happiness smack dab in the middle of France?” Check it out and see for yourself! French By Heart, An American Family’s Adventure in La Belle France, published by Random House’s Broadway Books, was featured in newspapers such as The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and in magazines like Redbook and Quick and Simple. Read a review by the New York Times and find out more about it here.
But there was more to tell about our French life…
As I spoke at book clubs, universities, and all sorts of gatherings about how living in France changed my life, I couldn’t help but allude to the spiritual story that I didn’t share in French By Heart, the tale of how a holy card from the flea market set me on an accidental pilgrimage. As God lured me out of the pew and into the streets of France, I found myself on a journey of sorts, collecting an entire deck of unlikely saints and sacred ordinary things, each earning a card of its own. Whether an encounter with a silver haired prostitute or a girl in a clown nose, a bowl of cidre in a stranger’s garage or a fairy godmother clock dressed in red, each holy moment whispered or sang or sneaked into my tired worker bee heart, teaching me the wildness of God’s love and what grace really means.
Meet the ragtag saints and holy wonders I encountered in my next book, The Holy Éclair, Signs and Wonders from an Accidental Pilgrimage, coming December, 2017.
You can find more about my writing here, including magazine articles and devotional work.