Before starting this blog, I thought long and hard about the title. I wanted it to be something that had both meaning to me and would let readers know exactly what it was that I wanted to communicate. So many different titles came to mind, yet none of them truly captured what it was that … Continue reading As the story turns
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"Those were vile people in both those cities, as is well known. The world was better off without them. And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So … Continue reading Billy Pilgrim, PTSD, and the art of time travel
Rest. What a wonderful word. It brings with it feelings of relaxation and refreshment; a chance to renew the spirit and bring a freshness back to the old routines of life. Many of us look forward to periods of rest so we can separate ourselves from the everyday mundane pace of work and enjoy some … Continue reading A sabbath rest
It was almost noon, and we still had more than a hundred miles to go. They would be tough miles. Very soon, I knew, we would both be completely twisted. But there would be no going back, and no time to rest. ~Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Here I sit, surrounded … Continue reading Pondering the legacy of the 60s counterculture and the political fallout
"To be good is to be in harmony with oneself. Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others." ~Oscar Wilde, In Conversation These last few days in Virginia have been a nightmare. After several warm, beautiful days, a front pushed its way into the state bringing with it much cooler temperatures and … Continue reading The energy sapping reality of anger
"...there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more … Continue reading Paul’s thorn and the wounded warrior
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today." ~Genesis 50:20, English Standard Version The last few days have been a whirlwind here. After spending a week at the beach with family, we are now … Continue reading Savoring the blessing despite the trial
"It was all politics, wasn't it? she asks me. yes, I sez to her. And so whoever won, that's why we have what we have now? Well, with a nod at the Reformation, I suppose so, yes. She lies back down. So it's all made up, its an invention. Yes, I sez, taking her in … Continue reading What happened to the Gospel of grace?
" For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse." ~Romans 1:19-20, … Continue reading The postmodernist quest for God
"Elie Wiesel suggests that 'God created man because he loves stories.' So if we're going to find the answer to the riddle of earth- and our own existence- we'll find it in stories." ~Brent Curtis and John Eldredge During my years as a homeschool mom, I loved to use the parables of Jesus as examples … Continue reading Awesome resources for finding God in story