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Dana VanderLugt

Dana VanderLugt lives in West Michigan with her husband, three sons, and spoiled golden retriever. She has an MFA from Spalding University and works as a literacy consultant. Her novel, Enemies in the Orchard: A World War 2 Novel in Verse, releases in September 2023.  Her work has also been published in Longridge Review, Ruminate, and Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith. She can be found at and on Twitter @danavanderlugt.



When I tend, my first instinct is to make it about my will, my determination, my resolve. But tending is…
July 26, 2023


I wonder how we might stay more pliable. I wonder if sometimes laying our convictions down might give us space…
June 28, 2023

Drawing a Line

I’ll show them. I’ll respond with a theologically intelligent (but snarky) response that puts that person squarely in her place.
November 19, 2022

No Easy Answers

My ten-year-old son asked me something I’ve been pondering ever since: “Mom, what is something you believe that maybe you…
June 25, 2022