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Praying in Color: Relief

*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then … Read More

Praying in Color from June 18

*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then … Read More

Praise for Saigon Seventeen

Saigon Seventeen is an enigmatic story wrapped in the normalcy of Midwest life. Only as Pendergrass peels back layers do we begin to sense something deeper going on, something poignant and heartfelt. This is storytelling birthed in the soil of real-life, lending it an air of reality that intensifies its fitting, yet not too tidy, conclusion. Well worth the time! … Read More

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Mo*Con III Recap of sorts

*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then … Read More

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Praying in Color Day 4

*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then … Read More

Seventeen Days and Counting

…Until the release of Dark Harvest and my story Saigon Seventeen. I’m actually scared to smithereens but don’t tell anyone, okay?

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Haven Kimmel at the Calvin Festival of Faith & Writing

*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then … Read More

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Wrapped Emotions

It ended as soon as it started for me. I found a great blog, a creative blog, with weekly exercises in creativity. Jen and I were excited about having a weekly outlet, an assignment, something to wrap ourselves in. So we started. Then it was time for the girl who runs the site to step down. I think Jen and … Read More

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Project Lifebook Part III

Part IPart II Lifebooks aren’t just for adults. I didn’t know that at first. The kids were running around like banshees, ahem, nice little children when they realized the adults were having a pretty darn good time making something. All at once, a chorus of “I wanna make one. I wanna make one. I wanna make one,” and “Oooh, can … Read More

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Project Lifebook Part II

Yesterday we talked about the general idea of a LifeBook. Today, we’ll dive into specifics. Tabs/Divider Pages Thinking of the roles I take on in life inspired the tabs I created. Since this is such a personal journal, you could include anything you want. I’ll give you my initial list and then talk more about other ideas. Prayer journalDaughter of … Read More