Doing the Difficult Things

In In Earnest, Laura Herrod writes about doing difficult things, and sometimes not getting recognition – but doing them anyhow: The road of difficulty seems to be the road less travelled. And yet, we all relate to its perils. The switchbacks and the cracks in the pavement catch us now and again. The hills we climb [Read More...]

Sabbath: Axis of Rest

At Art House America, Shelly Miller writes about how Sabbath is an axis of rest in times of uncertainty: Walking past a sink full of dishes, a cluttered coffee table, and my writing desk with deadlines awaiting attention, I escape to the back porch, curl up on my damp couch in my pajamas, and savor each [Read More...]

The Creative Pair

We often think of creative geniuses – but what about creative genius pairs? The latest issue of The Atlantic looks at some, including John Lennon and Paul McCartney: For centuries, the myth of the lone genius has towered over us, its shadow obscuring the way creative work really gets done. The attempts to pick apart the Lennon-McCartney [Read More...]

Adoption in Reality

Over at The Curator, Geoffrey Sheehy wrote about what his family learned about the theological metaphor of adoption .  . . through adoption itself. I teared up in part because the sentiment echoed the reasoning I’d been using to explain why my wife and I were looking to adopt, reasoning I’d also acquired with a reading [Read More...]


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