Stephanie Rische

Stubbing My Toe on Grace

Announcing…a Launch Date! February 18, 2014

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When I first typed that title, I wrote “Lunch Date.” Which maybe tells you it’s going to be a long morning, if I’m already thinking about lunch at this hour.


But all things considered, I suppose a launch date is almost as exciting as a lunch date.



I’m so happy to tell you that one week from today—Tuesday, February 25—I get to introduce you to! The talented Sarah Parisi has been doing her creative magic behind the scenes, and I can’t wait to pull back the curtain.


Keep an eye out next week—there will be giveaways and contests and prizes! Looking forward to seeing you there.


And now that we’ve got that business taken care of, what’s for lunch?


Special Announcement! January 14, 2014

Filed under: Writing — Stephanie Rische @ 8:02 am
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Coming soon . . .!


I’m so excited that soon I will be able to introduce you to the brand-new! It is currently being designed and created by the talented Sarah Parisi. My desire is that it will be a place where you will feel welcomed and will experience God’s grace in a fresh, real way.


If you’d like to be one of the first to get a peek when the site is finished, you can go to the site and enter your email address here!



Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation . . . . We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.

—Anne Lamott


10 Grammar Saves in 10 Years July 9, 2013

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I’m not quite sure how I blinked and 10 years passed, but last month I woke up and realized it had been a whole decade since I jumped into the world of editing and publishing. It has been a good decade, and in honor of the mile marker, I thought I’d share with you 10 of the errors I’ve stopped from going into print over the past 10 years.


{Note: I have omitted the authors and titles of these books to protect the relevant parties, but rest assured, these are all real quotes from real books.}



10. My daddy was a steal worker, and my granddaddy was a steal worker.

[Sounds like a kind of shady business to me.]


9. Gelatins 2:16 clearly states that human deeds can never save us.

[Shockingly, the book of Gelatins made it through spell-check but not canonization.]


8. I was blessed by marring a Christian lady and having three kids.

[The blessing doesn’t quite sound mutual when you put it that way.]


7. As a society, we’ve developed an erroneous belief system that is about as subtle as a rattle snack.

[Hmm, must be a Southern delicacy, up there with fried okra.]


6. Joshua 2: Rehab helps the Israelite spies

[The earliest evidence of a successfully implemented 12-step program . . . ]


5. But the Pharisees hardened their hearts toward Jesus’ wisdom. . . . They planned to deny pubicly that he was Messiah.

[I have nothing further to say.]



4. This relationship is called “the hookup,” referring to repeated one nightstands.

[I’m getting a mental image of row after row of identical bedroom furniture. . . .]


3. Does that mean God wants us to never plop down on the coach?

[I’m not sure he addresses that particular issue, but it does sound rather uncomfortable for all parties.]


2. “You don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blond and naked” (Revelation 3:17).

[Apparently, God prefers brunettes.]


1. From an endnote source: (Colorado Springs: Multnomah Boobs; 2009), 275.

[With apologies to the lovely people who work at Multnomah.]



“There are two typos of people in this world: those who can edit and those who can’t.”

—Jarod Kintz


“Only Southerners have taken horsewhips and pistols to editors about the treatment or maltreatment of their manuscript. This—the actual pistols—was in the old days, of course, we no longer succumb to the impulse. But it is still there, within us.”

—William Faulkner