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Did I Say That Out Loud?

Musings from a Questioning Soul

Meg Barnhouse 

From this widely popular writer and songwriter comes another wonderful collection of nearly forty essays filled with humor, sharp wit, optimism and wisdom. Combining personal experience with the professional insights of a minister and therapist, Barnhouse beckons us to let go of regrets and worries about the future and, instead, surrender to life. “It doesn’t look very cool. But sometimes sitting down is the only clear thing to do. A wonderful mentor used to say: ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’” Barnhouse’s empowering faith in family, friends and one’s self is what we need to weather life’s struggles. Includes a foreword by Pat Jobe, author of 365 Ways to Criticize the Preacher.

Meg Barnhouse travels nationwide as a singer, songwriter and humorist. A columnist for the Spartanburg Herald Journal, she has been a commentator on the Carolinas’ popular public radio program Radio Free Bubba for thirteen years. A former Presbyterian minister, Barnhouse is now minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is co-author of The Best of Radio Free Bubba and The Return of Radio Free Bubba, both published by Hub City Writers Project, and author of Waking Up the Karma Fairy, published by Skinner House Books. She has recorded two CDs, "July Blue" and "Mango Thoughts in a Meatloaf Town", featuring twenty-five of her original songs.

Praise for Did I Say That Out Loud?:

"Meg Barnhouse is a hilarious and brilliant thinker, writer, preacher and singer. She is someone who might just be touching the most sacred energy vibrating in the universe."
—Pat Jobe, author, 365 Ways to Criticize the Preacher

"Meg Barnhouse has a gift for finding important life lessons in what most of us would consider mundane and inconsequential, whether a dumpster filled with pumpkins or a stalled lawnmower. Her ability to deliver these insights with humility and wit makes Did I Say That Out Loud? a memorable and entertaining read."
—Ron Rash, author, The World Made Straight

"Meg Barnhouse does what all good writers should. She takes one tiny snippet of an incident in her life, analyzes it, then offers up universal truths and insights. These essays are hilarious, heartbreaking and plain fun to read."
—George Singleton, author, Drowning In Gruel

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Last updated on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

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