Posts Tagged: Sally Lloyd-Jones

Family resources for Christmas and Advent

We’re so excited. By popular request, we have put together an Advent Guide and we’re giving it away free to you and whoever else you think may love it. (It’s our way to say THANK YOU to all of you who have supported this book that is now–incredibly–in it’s 10th year). From Sally’s introduction in… Read more »

The Time of Singing — the wonder of advent

It’s Advent – Time for singing! And carols! (And, if you’re a Brit, mince pies!) When the Angel told Mary that she would give birth to God’s baby boy, Mary’s response was to sing – the Magnificat. When the angels announced the news to the shepherds, they sang it out across the heavens. And when… Read more »

Beauty hiding in plain sight

I was walking in Central Park when I was stopped by this tree. It was only tiny—totally dwarfed by the great elms. But it was caught by the sun—as if in a spotlight—and transformed into a blazing bush. Moses was minding his own business when something caught his eye—a bush was behaving oddly… he came… Read more »

Thankful for the trees, those great incandescent angels of light

As a Brit first coming to the United States, I couldn’t believe that a whole holiday could be centered around being grateful. It struck me as so beautiful. It still does. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. What are you grateful for? Have you started a list? I’m a big list maker. (I’ve even been… Read more »

Happy Dr Seuss Day! And here are 10 great Seuss quotes

Happy Read Across America Day! I for one will be staying in my pajamas and reading all day long (I have to– I’ve already taken the pledge). And how fitting to celebrate Read Across America Day on the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel– the one and only Dr. Seuss! If you follow me on Twitter… Read more »

Chaos: an advent poem

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing - Before Everything

In the beginning, before there was anything, God’s building block—from which he would make the entire universe—was… Nothing. Out of the Void The Abyss The Emptiness The Nothing God makes EVERYTHING. His other building block? Chaos. The Bible says God hovered over the chaos—over the disorder, the darkness, the confusion—and out of that makes the… Read more »

SLJ Twitter chat with CBN News

I’ve got a new and exciting event hosted by CBN News on the horizon — a Twitter chat! What’s that? Glad you asked, because I didn’t quite know either. But it sounds fun! It’s a chance for us to chat (probably you guessed that) via Twitter (probably you guessed that too) using a special hashtag… Read more »

dance of the trees, song of the stars

There seems to have been a competition in the parks around here lately between trees and lamp posts. Who is shining brighter? The trees are winning. They’ve been glowing here in New York. In fact, the trees also inspired me to write this little piece that was picked up by FoxNews (in case you haven’t… Read more »

for when you are facing giants

I’m excited to be guest blogger over at Ann Voskamp’s site today! I’m there wondering… Do you sometimes feel less like brave David, and more like the teeth-chattering-knees-knocking-terrified-scared-to-death people on the sidelines? Well… there is good news for you! Take a jaunt over to Ann’s farm and read my entire article HERE… Or, if you… Read more »

THE Lloyd-Jones

People often ask me, “Are you related to THE Lloyd-Jones?” To which, of course, I respond … “But I AM the Lloyd-Jones.” What they’re really asking, though, is: “Are you related to THE Doctor David Martyn Lloyd-Jones?” Dr David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) is the rock star of theologians, writers, thinkers, a children’s book writer like… Read more »