To Be Where You Are

Community / Creation / Family / Ordinary Life

Spring was cancer season for friends. (You might want to cancel friendship with us.) When Kosmo (Carol Kosmicke) began to experience little seizures and…

The Joy of Bees

Creation

A long time ago when our children were young and we lived in Albuquerque, Denis traveled a lot. The reason I mention he traveled…

Bird Feeders

Creation / Work and Rest

A few months back a young couple spent a weekend with us at Toad Hall. Scott had graciously come to help us plaster and…

The World According to Abercrombie & Fitch

Culture / Discernment / Ordinary Life

What do a naked man and woman sitting on a horse bareback have to do with selling T-shirts and shorts? Everything, if the clothes…

The Journey Homeward

Art / Work and Rest

Suddenly you know you’re going in the wrong direction. You look back and remember… a place of clatter and quiet, of work and rest,…

Seduced by Death (Herbert Hendin, 1998)

Books / Discernment / Ordinary Life

I had gone to visit Grandpa in Groningen, Holland, for the last time before coming to the United States to study in January 1996.…

Youth Culture and Growing Up

Community / Faith / Family / Maturity and Flourishing / Pluralistic World

It is impossible to think about “growing up” in modern America without considering the role of the “youth culture” which every young person—even those…

Marriage: Is There a Place Between Cynicism and Idolatry?

Family / Ordinary Life / Scripture / Spirituality

Marriage is universal. As Christians, we know why. Genesis tells us that God created it at the very beginning of his creation of humanity.…