Falling From Grace

I sat across from Jacob[1] as he stared into his coffee. We spoke a few days earlier on the phone and arranged to meet. He shared little with me on the phone … Continue reading Falling From Grace

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Steps to Perfect Kids

I don’t want perfect kids – or even perfect parties. I want kids of character. Character comes from the ways we handle imperfection in ourselves and in others.

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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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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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Part 3 Desire and the Kingdom

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your … Continue reading Part 3 Desire and the Kingdom

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