Hello? It’s quiet around here…

Yep. It’s quiet this week. My kid just transferred to a new school yesterday. (Loooong story.) My book is due to the publisher this weekend. And! I’m leaving for Guatemala in, you know, four days. No. Big. Deal. Just wanted to say hi and I miss you and get ready because once I turn this [Read More…]

Slowing things down around here…

  Happy Easter, friends! I hope you are drinking champagne for breakfast today, just like you’re supposed to be. You don’t know how hard it is for me to not write a post today about how important it is for us to be celebrating well this week. But, I’m forcing myself to write this little [Read More…]

Reflections for Easter Sunday

From  Girl Meets God: The Last Battle, the final volume of Lewis’s Narnia chronicles, pictures the end of time. Aslan—the lion who represents Jesus—has returned, folding all of culture and humanity into his kingdom. In the novel’s lasts pages, he tells Lucy, a child from London, that everyone she knew back in Blighty is dead [Read More…]

Reflections for Holy Saturday

The Last of the Brooding Miserables by Mary Karr Lord, you maybe know me best by my odd laments: My friend drew the garage door tight, lay flat on the cold cement, then sucked off the family muffler to stop the voices in his head. And Logan stabbed in a fight, and Coleman shot, and [Read More…]

Reflections for Good Friday

From the 8th century Irish monastic poet, Blathma …The sun concealed its proper light; it lamented its lord. A swift cloud went across the blue sky, the great stormy sea roared. The whole world became dark, great trembling came on the earth; at the death of noble Jesus great rocks burst open. Jerusalem suddenly cast [Read More…]

Reflections for Maundy Thursday

  Descending Theology: The Garden by Mary Karr We know he was a man because, once doomed, he begged for reprieve. See him grieving on his rock under olive trees, his companions asleep on the hard ground around him wrapped in old hides. Not one stayed awake as he’d asked. That went through him like [Read More…]