The Scent of Water*

January is my time of year for creating ambitious book lists.  I dove into this year's reading with three books at once-- Chesterton's Orthodoxy, Pressfield's War of Art, and a creative biography mixed with personal memoir, The Paper Garden. But all of these took a back seat to Elizabeth Goudge's The Scent of Water when … Continue reading The Scent of Water*


Jayber Crow–Chapters 21-23

I'm reading Wendell Berry's book along with the folks at Living our Days blog at  We're on the home stretch now!  Each Thursday we talk about a few more chapters together and reflect on what we've noticed.  Feel free to join us even if you're not reading along. There is always good food for thought! Jayber … Continue reading Jayber Crow–Chapters 21-23

Behold, the Father’s love for us…

We are sometimes poor judges of what love looks like.  When pain is involved we are apt to say, this cannot be love.  (Thus spanking of children has gone out of vogue, for instance.)  But God's love is our model.  And  this kind of love goes far beyond the cozy warm feeling we get singing the … Continue reading Behold, the Father’s love for us…


Destined for Glory!

from The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the … Continue reading Destined for Glory!


If God is love

'If God is Love, He is, by definition, something more than mere kindness.  And it appears, from all the records, that though He has often rebuked us and condemned us, He has never regarded us with contempt.  He has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.' --C.S.Lewis … Continue reading If God is love