The miracle of some flour and yeast

“Perhaps the problem is that we don’t know what the meaning of this holiday, of Jesus’ pushing into the world, is. If we did, we wouldn’t have to worry about consumerism; if we knew what the Incarnation meant, we’d be preoccupied with awe that we wouldn’t notice all the shopping.” Lauren F. Winner, “Girl Meets Read more about The miracle of some flour and yeast[…]

In the wilderness, of sorts

There’s a missionary in “Shadows on the Rock” who commits to a vow of perpetual stability, despite every human inclination to leave the wilderness of late 1600s Montreal. He can’t learn the Huron language; he’s harshly treated by them, and doesn’t ever find that transcendent love he’s “supposed” to feel; he’s not even sure God’s nearby. He’s Read more about In the wilderness, of sorts[…]

As children are people, so are parents. Even dads.

Dave used to want to be a war photographer. Sept. 11, 2001, was early in our college careers, and he thought he’d be embedded over in Afghanistan, taking photographs. Can you see how I fell for him in college? I’d been dating a perfectly safe engineering student when this artist, this journalist came along. This Read more about As children are people, so are parents. Even dads.[…]