A Subtle Grace

My friend Callie wrote a marvelous essay on writing (or not writing), reading, and life getting in the way. It made me want to write! My study is a nook on our second floor. My desk faces a window that boasts a view of baby oak trees that were planted about ten years ago. Brick [Read More...]

Philosophy, PB & J’s, and Bogotá

Over at Fieldnotes, Jamaica Abare reflects on what changed when her vocation grew to include motherhood: Although she admits that in the past she dreaded the child-raising stage of life, one of her friends in graduate school used to talk to her toddlers as if they were philosophers, breaking down profound truths about life into [Read More...]

Take (Raisins) and Eat

My friend Shannon Huffman Polson is a talented writer and a great mother, and her beautiful post on the Eucharist at the Good Letters blog combines both of these. The word eucharist comes from the Greek eucharistos, meaning grateful. At first I did not know enough to be grateful. I came to the table to be reminded that God [Read More...]

Motherhood as Vocation – Excellent Discussion for Labor Day by Kate Harris

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If you are a mother, if you know any mothers, if you have a mother, if you might be a mother, or if you might someday be married to a mother, then you need to read “Motherhood as Vocation” by Kate Harris. Harris wrote this piece shortly after the birth of her first child. She [Read More...]


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