To Grow As Tall a Tree As God Has Planted

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I was far away from home when a friend of a friend said she had a word from God for me. She had been praying about it for weeks. I sat on a tall stool …

Blowing Over: A Hurricane Remembrance

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The ordinary shoves up against the monumental. — Colum McCann On a Saturday afternoon in late August, three years ago, Hurricane Irene brought her wind and dropped her water as Richmond, Virginia, experienced the harsh effects …

My Lord, it is beautiful

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When I am at a Benedictine monastery on the Feast Day of St. Benedict, I should go to the celebratory mass, even though I am not Roman Catholic and I always feel bereft in the …

Culture

August 26 2014

Who Do You Need Him to Be?

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On a normal day, not too long ago, some garden friends and I were exchanging a number of prayer requests, when one bright girl stopped us in our tracks and asked if we could pray …

like precious oil poured on the head

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Sartre famously wrote that "Hell is other people." Hell can indeed feel like tiny, whiny people who Just. Want. To. Watch. A. SHOW. We've never even SEEN a show. Not in FOREVER. Forever! Can we watch a show? What …

Culture

August 25 2014

when i miss the stories

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My wife tells me that the goal of a PhD is to be so able to communicate an idea with clarity and effective argument to the extent that you don't need footnotes. She means, ultimately, …

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