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Linda Buxa

Linda Buxa

Linda Buxa is a freelance writer and editor and a regular blogger and contributing writer for Time of Grace. She is the author of Dig In! Family Devotions to Feed Your Faith, Made for Friendship, and Parenting by Prayer. Linda and her husband, Greg, have lived in Alaska, Washington D.C., California, and are now in Wisconsin. They have three pretty great kids who are all taller than she is.

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Friends & Family

Do you have a spiritual house cleaner?

For Christmas, my husband contacted a friend who has a cleaning business and surprised me with six months of housecleaning. Now, before I get…

Life’s Challenges

What you can’t see

Did you get to see the great conjunction on December 21? I didn’t. This was the date that Jupiter and Saturn were in the…

Life’s Challenges

When Christmas is hard

Is it hard for you to sing the song “Joy to the World” right now? Maybe you’re facing a layoff or handling a family…

Living My Faith

Don’t harass the sheep

Sometimes I think Christians are so busy pointing out everything that’s wrong with the world that we become jerks for Jesus. The words we…

Who is God?

Two wrong notes

At my daughter’s Christmas concert, she was playing a hymn for everyone to sing along. The program said there were two stanzas to sing….

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…

Life’s Challenges

Refinement by fire

I find the concept of trial-by-comfort pretty appealing. It sounds so much better than the whole trial-by-fire thing, which is a concept I’m not…

Life’s Challenges

Punishment pays for your sin

At Sensō-ji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, there’s a shrine to Kume no Heinai. An expert swordsman of the 17th century, Kume killed…

Friends & Family

Friendship is hard

It began in kindergarten when every student in my daughter’s class was called “friend.” While the teacher attempted to develop the essential character traits…

Life’s Challenges

When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

Living My Faith

Did you hear?

I’m getting better as I get older and wiser, but I have to confess that I used to love sharing gossip. And I loved…

Living My Faith

Use your words to heal

“Shut your mouth; you are so disrespectful.” “Your tiny brain just can’t handle it.” “Come on, guys, let’s start boxing and punching him in…