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April 14, 2015
Who Needs to Read Anymore?
At the community college where I teach—actually in the state capitol two hours away—a massive...
March 18, 2015
Soft Hearts and Thin Skin
Recently I found myself engaged in another maddening conversation with my four-year old daughter. We...
March 11, 2015
“A Pair of Silk Stockings” and Other Frivolous Pleasures of Mothers
After a harrowing weekend of yelling at my children, I decided I needed to take...
February 27, 2015
Mama and The Help
In memory of my mother “How come we don’t have a maid?” I asked my...
December 26, 2014
Where Is the Light in Our Darkness?
For most kids I knew, Christmas was a time of anticipation. Even if you hadn’t...
October 27, 2014
Riding the Waves
My sons argue over Avengers characters. The littlest insists he’s Captain America. Another claims Hawkeye....
October 23, 2014
Raising Kids in the Creation/Evolution Divide, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. At the time of our children’s young-earth themed Vacation Bible School, I...
October 22, 2014
Raising Kids in the Creation/Evolution Divide, Part 1
Two summers ago,my husband Jeremy and I decided to cancel our family’s cross-country road trip...
September 12, 2014
The Machinery of Cowardice Fails the Children of Rotherham
My children once heard someone address me as “Doctor,” and so they asked me if...
August 06, 2014
He Fits Right In: Our Story of Open Adoption
I’ve tried to stop policing adoption language, no matter how much phrases like “real mom,”...
July 18, 2014
Caught in the Crosshairs: the Children at Our Border
I write this on a Sunday, when people who spent the week shouting at busloads...
April 02, 2014
The other day a Facebook friend linked to a blog post on fifteen ways to...
January 10, 2014
Each Woman Mary, Each Child Christ
I found respite recently in Jeanne Murray Walker’s essay on Alice Munro in Image, describing...
September 04, 2013
Today’s Child Sacrifice
The following will be delivered as a d’var Torah, reflections on the Torah reading on...
July 16, 2013
"One must have faith and pray; the water will have no virtue without faith." –St....
July 09, 2013
A Baby Smaller Than Roosevelt’s Eye
Guest Post By Lindsey DeLoach Jones For most new parents, the first glimpse of the...
June 03, 2013
Spared not Blessed
In the West we have forgotten how the world devours children because mostly when our...
May 15, 2013
A Corporal Work of Mercy
I was nearly two weeks late, so I already knew the answer, but I took...
May 08, 2013
The Marrow of Prayer
Early this year, Spanish researchers published a peer-reviewed paper considering the evidence of social learning...
April 19, 2013
The Eucharist: Eat, Eat!
Good Letters welcomes Shannon Huffman Polson to our blogging team. Her memoir North of Hope:...
March 28, 2013
We Are Not Forsaken
My daughter’s teeth were clenched from the brain tumor and so I would hold her...
March 21, 2013
The Heart, a Home under Construction
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have...
February 15, 2013
A Father-Daughter Story
I sit in the sunroom and look at the strewn possessions of my youngest, my...
February 07, 2013
Becoming Both Daughter and Mother
Women are strong, strong, terribly strong. We don’t know how strong we are until we...
November 01, 2012
The Scatological Opportunist
Train up a child in the way he should go. Even when he is old...
October 11, 2012
Blessed Are the Tentmakers
For my daughter, Evangeline Sofia, who celebrated her first birthday on the second day of...
October 08, 2012
“Phineas and Ferb” versus “SpongeBob Squarepants”
“Aren’t you a little young to save the universe?” “Yes. Yes I am.” Phineas Flynn...
September 27, 2012
We Should Raze But Not Erase Evil
The arrival of so many small children at the tiny train station at Hattenheim could...
September 26, 2012
My Mother’s Lullabies
My mother used to sing us to sleep. Her lullabies weren’t choruses of “Twinkle, Twinkle...
September 25, 2012
Raising Sons and Raising Men
This past Saturday, on a brilliant fall morning, my eight-year-old son came bounding downstairs for...
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