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About Charlotte Donlon

Charlotte lives in Birmingham, Alabama, right by the train tracks that cut through the city. She's married to Tim, and they have a daughter, Riley, and a son, Brady. She's earning an MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University and she does freelance writing and copywriting. You can find her online at www.charlottedonlon.com and on Twitter at @charlottedonlon.

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    Seeking Freedom from Dieting and Body Shame: Part Two

    Seeking Freedom from Dieting and Body Shame: Part Two

    I’m sitting at Barnes and Noble at The Summit shopping center in Birmingham while my daughter is watching Wonder Woman with a friend at the movie theater here. I thought about going home and coming back later to pick her up when the movie is over, but I chose alone time with my computer and […]

    An Ode to Print: The Mockingbird Magazine

    An Ode to Print: The Mockingbird Magazine

    A quick Google search will show that researchers have studied and continue to study the differences that exist between print and digital reading experiences. There are pros and cons of both mediums, and it looks like neither format will disappear anytime soon. I love the physicality of real paper and definitely connect with Ferris Jabr’s […]

    Seeking Freedom from Dieting and Body Shame: Part One

    Seeking Freedom from Dieting and Body Shame: Part One

    During the first call with my new health coach, she told me to stop weighing myself. I agreed to cease this action and hid our scale next to my hair dryer and a pack of cotton balls in a bathroom cabinet. That lasted three days. The scale is now back on the black-and-white ceramic tile […]

    Genesis, Instagram, and <i>Eden and Afterward: A Mockingbird Guide to Genesis</i>

    Genesis, Instagram, and Eden and Afterward: A Mockingbird Guide to Genesis

    I started following a legit “Lifestyle Blogger” on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. This is my first significant foray into this social media genre and I’m fascinated. This woman is young and beautiful and spunky and I want to be her friend. I’ve fallen into her trap—I even ordered some protein powder she featured […]

    "Mockingbird Turns 10" Interviews: Stephanie Phillips

    “Mockingbird Turns 10” Interviews: Stephanie Phillips

    This is the fourth installment in a series of monthly-ish interviews between myself and various writers and members of the Mockingbird community. These posts will explore some aspects of each individual’s personal story and some aspects of Mockingbird’s larger story and ministry as we celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Additional interviews in this series can be found […]

    The Mockingbird Devotional: Finding Grace and Being Found

    The Mockingbird Devotional: Finding Grace and Being Found

    After scrolling through my Twitter feed and seeing a prominent Christian leader post something that made me want to climb in my bed, pull my down alternative comforter over my head, and hide from the world; I tweet-confessed that remembering the gospel doesn’t undo the bad stuff. My proclamation got a couple of likes so […]

    "Mockingbird Turns 10" Interviews: Joshua Retterer

    “Mockingbird Turns 10” Interviews: Joshua Retterer

    This is the third installment in a series of monthly-ish interviews between myself and various writers and members of the Mockingbird community. These posts will explore some aspects of each individual’s personal story and some aspects of Mockingbird’s larger story and ministry as we celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Additional interviews in this series can be found […]

    The Law, the Gospel, and <i>Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints)</i>

    The Law, the Gospel, and Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints)

    I probably heard the gospel many times during my childhood, but it didn’t register until I was a junior in college. When it finally grabbed my attention one fall night outside Gorin’s ice cream shop in the Five Points South neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama, I saw my need to be rescued from my sin. I […]

    Preaching and Needing Grace, Again and Again

    Preaching and Needing Grace, Again and Again

    After I became a Christian during my junior year of college, I found myself attending a church where I heard the gospel of grace at Church every Sunday morning, at small group gatherings every Sunday night, and while sitting around kitchen tables and coffee tables with my new Christian friends as our conversations about Jesus […]

    "Mockingbird Turns 10" Interviews: Sarah Condon

    “Mockingbird Turns 10” Interviews: Sarah Condon

    This is the second installment in a series of monthly-ish interviews between myself and various Mockingbird writers and members of the Mockingbird community. These posts will explore some aspects of each individual’s personal story and some aspects of Mockingbird’s larger story and ministry as we celebrate its 10th Anniversary. My subject this time was The Rev. Sarah […]

    More Robert Farrar Capon & Less Thanksgiving Turkey

    More Robert Farrar Capon & Less Thanksgiving Turkey

    Like many people who are fans of Robert Farrar Capon, my introduction to him and his work was through The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection. I first read the book over ten years ago when it was being passed around a small group of women in my (at the time) small church who […]

    "Mockingbird Turns 10" Interviews: David Zahl

    “Mockingbird Turns 10” Interviews: David Zahl

    This is the first installment in a series of monthly-ish interviews between myself and various Mockingbird writers and members of the Mockingbird community. These posts will explore some aspects of each individual’s personal story and some aspects of Mockingbird’s larger story and ministry as we celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Charlotte Donlon: What has surprised you most […]