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Women’s Conference

On August 26, 2016, Posted by , In seminar, women, By , With No Comments

“Grace must wound before it can heal.”   –Flannery O’Connor   I will be speaking at the Providence Women’s First Annual Fall Conference at Oakland Hills Community Church in Farmington Hills on November 4th and 5th. The topic discussed this year will be “Living in the Face of Suffering.” Information…

Good Stories, the Best Stories, and the Greatest Story Ever Told

On January 26, 2016, Posted by , In Books, Tamara's Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

“When anybody asks what a story is about, the only proper thing is to tell him to read the story.” Flannery O’Connor Stories are the most natural way in which we come to know God’s created world and our place in it. The desire to tell and hear stories is…

Christ’s Hand of Hope

On December 7, 2015, Posted by , In Christian living, suffering, By , With 1 Comment

The whack of her head striking the edge of the table put an end to her innocent laughter and brought everyone in the orthodontist’s waiting room to attention. Instinctively, we turned toward the commotion. Silence followed. Everyone anticipated the release of her pain, and when she let loose our ears…

Living Well in the Middle of Things

On December 2, 2015, Posted by , In Christian living, Tamara's Blog, women, By , With 1 Comment

In medias res is a Latin phrase that means in the middle of things or into the midst of things. As a literary term, it refers to a narrative that starts in the middle of the story—often at some critical moment—rather than at its beginning. Earlier parts of the narrative…