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On Glendon Avenue
I will tell the occasional story from the Michel household. It might be snippets of a conversation from a recent dinner out with my husband, Ryan. It might be what I’m learning as I teach my daughter to drive. My three teenage children are not very inclined for me to divulge all the juicy details, but when allowed, I open the curtains a bit on our family life. (And by the way, the name of our street isn’t really Glendon Avenue.)
On My Desk
I will tell you about some of my current writing deadlines, whether it’s a book review, an article, or another book project that I’m working on. And because I’m also actively involved in my local church in a variety of ways, I might also tell you about the newest edition of our Imprint magazine or our upcoming Neighbors event. (If you live in Canada, that’s neighbours to you.) I will try sounding important because, as Eugene Peterson has written, “I am busy because I am vain.”
On My Bookshelf
Most of the people reading my work know that I love to read, so I’m often asked about the books I’m reading. I’m happy to share titles in my monthly newsletter, both of books I’m personally reading or books of interest that publishers have been sending me. I don’t use this section to get critical about books, only to pass along the ones that I think you might like.
On the Road
Sometimes it’s of interest to people where I’m traveling and what topics I’m speaking on. I’ll tell you about that, too.
On My Mind
This feature is a way to make room for whatever I’m mulling over in Scripture, in current events, in life. I suppose you’re subscribing to my newsletter because in some way, you’re interested. Let me be honest to say that I’m both surprised and a little scared by the prospect. But I guess that’s what it means to be a public writer. I thank you for your trust. For every newsletter you get, I hope you’ll find something valuable, even if small.
I am grateful for your readership,