Contrast

I’ve been thinking for a while now about contrasts: the way things that appear similar but are strikingly different and do very different things. That may be a strange thing … Continue reading Contrast

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Being and Calling

This week all three of my sons, separate from one another, have told me what they want to do with their lives. Our oldest announced that he’d like to be … Continue reading Being and Calling

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Longing for Ordinary Days

Granted, in our family ordinary tasks are often the places where we hear and feel the loudest grumbles. However, taken away, the ordinary tasks of home are sought out because they are as much a part of the relational components of home as rest.

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The Way God Provides: Packing Up A Family for St. Louis

THE BACK STORY For the last few months my family and I have walked through a pretty difficult time. I’ve hesitated to write about it here – mostly because I’ve been processing … Continue reading The Way God Provides: Packing Up A Family for St. Louis

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Moving Kids Toward Wisdom

Last week the school where my sons attend held their first poetry festival. I must say that I was impressed. Students from Pre-K (that’s four-year olds) thru sixth grade recited … Continue reading Moving Kids Toward Wisdom

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Seven Stanzas at Easter by John Updike

Seven Stanzas At Easter By John Updike 1964 Make no mistake: if He rose at all it was as His body; if the cells’ dissolution did not reverse, the molecules … Continue reading Seven Stanzas at Easter by John Updike

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A Son of the South: Raw Cotton & Hope

Not long ago I signed up for something on Facebook. The reason – the name. Bourbon & Boots. Today I got an email – an ad no less for Raw … Continue reading A Son of the South: Raw Cotton & Hope

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