Monday Morning Confessional: Frederick Buechner, and Listening to Your Life

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I confess that a friend of mine just picked up Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner, and sent me a pic that reminded me of this great little devotional book. I’m grateful for the reminder. There were a couple of years in the late 90s, while I was traveling with Satellite Soul, that this [Read More...]

Everyday Sundays: Frederick Buechner on Why the Subdued Sundays of Eastertide are So Important

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In his sermon “The Secret in the Dark,” Frederick Buechner wonders at why in the four gospels, when they get to the most important part of the story (resurrection), the gospel writers tell it in whispers–no choir of angels, no explosion of light, not a soul was there to witness it. “It was the most [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional: Buechner, Rohr, Volf, and Faithful Remembering

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“One way or another, we are always remembering… there is no escaping it even if we want to, or at least no escaping it for long, though God knows there are times when we try to, don’t want to remember. In one sense the past is dead and gone, never to be repeated, over and [Read More...]

Frederick Buechner, Richard Curtis, and the Grace of Time: A Rainy Day Repost

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“There is no event so commonplace but that God is present within it, always hiddenly, always leaving you room to recognize him or not recognize him, but all the more fascinatingly because of that, all the more compellingly and hauntingly… Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom [Read More...]

Frederick Buechner, Richard Curtis, and the Grace of Time

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“There is no event so commonplace but that God is present within it, always hiddenly, always leaving you room to recognize him or not recognize him, but all the more fascinatingly because of that, all the more compellingly and hauntingly… Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom [Read More...]

Frederick Buechner on the day he Signed his first Book Deal

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To an achiever (enneagram 3) like myself, a passage like this one calls into question so much of the basic programming of my life, and the way I have chosen to pursue happiness since I was very young. I’m grateful to Frederick Buechner for many reasons, but perhaps the most important is for the way [Read More...]

If You Know Someone Who Needs Hope, Here’s How Hope Happens

Hope can be elusive. Nothing is more destabilizing to a person than when they reach for hope and it isn’t there. I think perhaps no work of art I’ve ever encountered captures the tenuous and precious strands that keep us tethered to hope like Shawshank does. I learned from it – from this last scene [Read More...]

What’s Your Story? My Top 5 Favorite Memoirs & Why do We Love Memoirs So Much?

A memoir is almost always an easy read. I’m typically engrossed from the first word. Here’s my top 5 list. What are your top 5? Cash by Johnny Cash Night by Elie Weisel Hannah’s Child by Stanley Hauerwas Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner Confessions by St. Augustine Honorable mention would be Travelling Mercies by Anne [Read More...]


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