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
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
If sharing a home with teenagers doesn’t make a person want to learn how to pray, I don’t know what will.
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.
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
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
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
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
I’m supposed to be working on my dissertation right now but, well, clearly I am not. Instead I’m sitting here thinking about something I read early this morning. It is … Continue reading Miracles
Bert and Ernie won’t be getting married. I suppose this sort of thing shouldn’t surprise me – or anyone else (see link above). But I have to say that the … Continue reading Bert and Ernie won’t be getting married
This is my last evening in St. Louis. This is a really great town. I’ve sampled (okay engulfed) some of the best food. I’ve also enjoyed some great company. The … Continue reading The End of a Chapter
Today, as part of an assignment for a DMin, I worshipped at a church here in St. Louis, The Kirk of the Hills. This is my third time to worship … Continue reading Change