December 4, 2012

My husband has traveled for work since the earliest days of our marriage. On a good week, he might only have one overnight. On less good occasions, he’s gone for two weeks at a time. In the earlier days, when he came home from a trip, there was always a struggle with reentry. I was ready to sit down and take a load off–he was too–and we miscommunicated about who was “on” for the kids. At times, it seemed more... Read more

November 27, 2012

It’s been my very good luck to read some excellent books lately for the Patheos book club. One of my favorites so far has been Chris Haw’s “From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling my love for Catholicism.” Even before I had finished reading, I had a list of at least ten people to whom I wanted to pass on this book. I have many friends and family who are Evangelical, and at times have felt we were speaking past... Read more

November 14, 2012

A review of Colleen Carroll Campbell’s new book.   When I was going through confirmation, I chose Saint Teresa of Avila for my patron saint because I liked her name, and that she was a Doctor of the Church. I’m pretty sure that when I was fifteen, I still sort of wanted to be the first woman president, and while saints–almost–excited me at the time, what I really liked seeing was a woman getting ahead in a man’s world. Since... Read more

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