We are a small-scale farm, very amateur operation, and learning as we go. Our primary lesson is patience. After that first lesson, we learn about flowers, animals, and the soil that sustains them both.
God is Love. Through this incarnate image of himself, this image of love in Sophy’s tender care and her unspeakable grief to discover the child is not alive, God reveals his father’s love for us.
Books were my companions in lonely childhood, they were my respite during times of crisis, they were my avenue to intellectual growth in the doldrums of motherhood, and I pray I can pass that love onto my children.
To live is more terrible than death because Asbury saw what a pathetic death it would be. Knowing what it is to face death after a wasted life, with life in his hands he must make a choice.
From Merriam-Webster: “Community is a unified body of individuals: such as the people with common interests living in a particular area, a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society, a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests.” As a youth,Continue reading “Build Your Community”
If we take O’Connor observation at face value, we could consider that the old mans’ encounter with transcendence comes not from the unity with creation, overtaking nature, or victory despite destruction, but rather, in being defeated, and then being taken.
Jazz is always a staple in our family culture but, in these last weeks of Mardi Gras, it comes to the forefront of our musical revue. In our nod to New Orleans as the premiere celebration spot for Mardi Gras, we listen in on Spotify, watch “The Princess and the Frog” based in New Orleans.Continue reading “Why Jazz?”
When it’s time to harvest the fruit, and it must be harvested before it is too late; and when it is time to juice all that citrus, and it must be juiced before it rots on my countertops, we allow ourselves to be beholden to something that is good, natural, rewarding, and, well, sweet. So we make lemonade.
Do you buy Lenten devotionals but find the process of following them too dry, too big, too small, or too boring?
Do you want to enliven your Lent with holy and literary thoughts?
Do you look into your soul and find a whole bunch of fiction?
If you answered yes, then this is the book club for you!
Lunar New Year began February 1 and concludes 15 days later. My grandmother was born and raised in Shanghai. She attended a British boarding school. Raising a biracial family in the United States in the 1950s brought its challenges and the goal of the time was assimilation. We were not culturally Chinese, except on thoseContinue reading “Why we celebrate the Lunar New Year”