On Diet and Desire

Last weekend Greg and I visited my sister and her husband and kids. We were taken by surprise: Judy and Paul were not the same people they were when we…

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“Oh who can make a log burn? I’m sure I can’t, can you?”

This morning I took my Bible and coffee down to the woodstove room in order to spend a few minutes alone with God before the day started. The fire had…

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A book that reads you

“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain…

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The Habit of Not-Quite-Living

A story by Todd Gitlin, retold by James Emery White in The Church in an Age…

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And now to resume daily life

Having returned last night from a five-day trip, having listened to the phone…

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Ebook by Shannon Hale: How to Pray when You Can’t Sit Still

How to Pray When You Can’t Sit Still is a new ebook by Shannon Hale, (available…

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The begonia that I have that is mine

This is one of my begonias. Of course I admit it is not “mine” in the sense…

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Today is Inspiration Day

September 10, 1946, is the day Mother Teresa referred to as her Inspiration Day. While riding a train en route to her annual retreat in the mountains,…

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The Place of Places in our Lives

Do you believe in “thin places”? My friend Suzette used this term as she told me about her retreat on the Isle of Iona, off the coast of Scotland….

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