November 24, 2020

A super long time ago I wrote a thing about Self-Care for the print version of CRI, and so yesterday I dusted it off and had a nice conversation with Melanie on the topic: And in that vein, here is a great conversation about how to climb off the wheel of self-aggrandizement. I’m sure that’s plenty to be going on with! Have a lovely day! (if you want to…) Read more

November 23, 2020

Buy my book! Also, good moaning. Hope everyone made it successfully through the weekend and is feeling sort of cheery about the prospect of a large dinner with someone, hopefully. We have done our annual Super Special Thanksgiving Podcast in which we mostly talk about the new Nailed It, how it is different from the old one, why its totes a good book, how hard it is to read the Bible, how to cook your turkey, when to put up… Read more

November 22, 2020

I’m over at Stand Firm this morning…sorry to be so late! Well, I shouldn’t have, but I couldn’t resist. Apparently, Mr. Cuomo is being given an award for his handling of the covid crisis here in New York—something having to do with movies or television or something. Can’t remember, nor was I curious enough to investigate why some part of the entertainment industrial complex would be giving an award to a public servant (or a politician, however you want to look… Read more

November 20, 2020

Ah, well, it’s Friday again, in the usual astonishing occurrence of one week always turning into another one, one after another after another. Let’s see, what do we have? One Just read this long thing. I don’t read much from the NY Times because I can never remember my password and by the time I do, whatever it was is already demode. Anyway, the conversation about Cancel Culture is, of course, ongoing, and this person–Professor Loretta Ross–thinks that instead of… Read more

November 19, 2020

Well, I wanted to skewer something or other from the Telegraph about how men should give their wives a cheat pass this “holiday season” but I would have to pay to see it, having used up my free articles, and I’m not going to do that, so instead, here is something fun about the ‘rona. Pennsylvania is requiring that you wear masks inside your house if you are with people unrelated to you, even if you’re social distancing. But that’s… Read more

November 18, 2020

Me contemplating taking a walk. Perhaps some of you faithful readers have noticed that I’ve been putting up my daily blog whole hours later than usual. It has, heretofore, been my habit to wake up at the derriere of dawn, drag myself into some kind of awake state by drinking an entire pot of dark black tea out of a mug the size of the ocean after “listening to the Bible” which just meant pushing play on the app and… Read more

November 17, 2020

There was an interesting piece a long time ago on Patheos, the writer of which has entirely escaped me, called something like The Reason You’re Depressed Is Civilizational Collapse. It was a brief article that made the useful point that none of us are just on our own, isolated in our homes and minds–not really. Unseen cultural forces press in. We are formed and shaped by the ideas and troubles around us. Eventually, those anxieties become our own. So anyway,… Read more

November 16, 2020

Good Moaning. It is cold and blustery, and the year isn’t over yet (more’s the pity), so we rousted ourselves and did a Festivus podcast in which we air our grievances against the world, the church, and each other. I complain about that ad that I blogged about yesterday, Matt complains about the media being in lock-step, I complain about Christians virtue signalling on the internet, Matt complains about people misunderstanding the nature of worship, I complain bitterly about him… Read more

November 15, 2020

I’m over at Stand Firm today. Well, I managed to stay offline nearly all of yesterday, floating on a triumphant exultant glow of having procured nine whole dining room chairs for a total of 36 dollars (how many talents is that—so many) and strong-momming my children into moving a lot of furniture around and cleaning up my house. It was so great and made the crash of sitting in one of those sturdy chairs at the end of the day… Read more

November 12, 2020

Meant to post earlier, obviously, but I was sleeping, so. I’m over at CRI this morning. And here is my podcast with Melanie. Enjoy! “Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.” This was the line that resounded in the back of my mind as I came to the final page of Rachel Hollis’ new book, Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart. “Don’t waste this opportunity,”… Read more

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