About Abbie Smith
Abbie is a graduate of Emory University (Religion, '03) and Talbot Seminary (Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, '09). Her vocation involves learning to be a daughter of God, and as an overflow of that, she's a writer. Abbie's latest book is, "Celibate Sex: Musings on Being Loved, Single, Twisted and Holy," which will release in March with Navpress Publishers. She resides in a transitional neighborhood of Savannah, Georgia with her husband and best friend, Micah. To find out more about Abbie and her work, visit www.unsteadysaint.com.

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Looneys In the Depression House

de·pres·sion  Noun  /diˈpreSHən/  1. Severe despondency and dejection, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.  2. A condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining …

Spacious Place

“Home in 20,” his text read. “k. love you. even tho i burnt our lasagna.” It’s been one of those weeks. Elliana wouldn’t go to sleep tonight. Typically she would …

The Absurdity of the Christmas Story

Each year seems to strike me with different absurdities wrapped-up in the Christmas story. Some years it was the fat man with the beard and red suit. Others, the anticipation …

Reflections on 9/11

Eleven years ago today, I was living in Paris when CNN interrupted my library computer screen to live-cast two planes hitting the Twin Towers. It was like a bad prank …

When Bible Reading Isn’t Worth It

It was a calm beach-side evening, accented by a sunset and falafels on our weekly date night, a tradition that’s been around since our dating days have been around. Date …

To be Pregnant

For weeks now, her barren figure has waited by the French doors in our kitchen.  The coral orchid who once adorned the stem lost her petals last month.  This morning, …

90/10

Capacities seem tapped-out in our household lately.  Won’t bore you the list, but it’s been a hard bunch of weeks.  The piece that leads me to this one relates to …

Not Just a Daughter

She’s a most admirable woman in history, and we’re never told her name. We know her family and whereabouts and how she conducted her days, but we don’t know what …
 
Formed for the Glory of God:Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards
Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad. And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?
Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics:A Guide for Evangelicals
Many have come to discover the wealth of spiritual insight available in the Desert Fathers and other traditions. The essays in this volume provide a guide for evangelicals to read the Christian spiritual classics.