Hearth, Home, and Jo March’s Pen

Reflections from the tales of Louisa May Alcott's March family “I want to do something splendid... something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.” -Jo March, Little Women I reread Louisa May Alcott's Little Women this … Continue reading Hearth, Home, and Jo March’s Pen

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Thomas and the Women

The women were at it again. Thomas sat back, shaking his head at the madness. There was a small group of them, wailing and pleading with Peter. The rest of the men were watching from a distance, safe from the frenzied jumble of words and sobs. It was Maryam, however, the Magdalena, special favorite of … Continue reading Thomas and the Women

Agony

The season of Lent is unsettling. There is so very little I understand about the Mystery of the Incarnation. I have become much more comfortable of late in the pages of the Old Testament - the great God who meets with man on a mountaintop enshrouded in cloud makes much more sense to me than a … Continue reading Agony

Us Lions

There is a creature in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe who has been humbling and teaching me this Lent. He is a simple creature, long overlooked in my many years of reading and rereading this dearest of old stories. He begins the tale as a stone lion, sleeping the enchanted death-sleep of … Continue reading Us Lions