Desiring “the good life”–but which good life?

Thoughts sparked by  Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview and Cultural Formation, by James K. A. Smith, 2009. By “desire,” Smith means love, a…

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Drawing as a way of seeing

If you’re looking at the sketch, you perceive that I am not an artist. And yet I draw. It’s fun. In fact, the very fact that I’m not good at it,…

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The Problem of Sickness

A three-weeks-long-and-counting bout of diverticulitis has prompted me to pull The Problem of Pain off my shelf. In the preface, C.S. Lewis notes that…

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On Diet and Desire

Last weekend Greg and I visited my sister and her husband and kids. We were…

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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…

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A book that reads you

“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character…

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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 messages and helped my husband find the thing he urgently needed, having…

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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 through Amazon.com for $3.99). Shannon writes to those of us who want…

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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 that I did not make it. I well remember sitting in my grandmother’s Sunday…

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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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