This Year

I'm a non-conformist by nature. Mostly it's a blessing. I have to remind myself sometimes, though, that by doing the exact opposite of what culture dictates I should be doing, often I am just as controlled by culture as everyone else. I just look a bit weirder. That said, I love a good alternative to New … Continue reading This Year


In Defense of Silent Nights

It happened last week at my kitchen table. I was home, alone, on one of the rare evenings when my apartment is pleasantly clean. I had just prepared a cup of tea and a rich dinner from the last random vegetables left in my fridge. The last song on the Christmas album ended just as … Continue reading In Defense of Silent Nights


"...In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength..." Isaiah 30.15 At the beginning of this month, I was privileged to be able to retreat from work and day-to-day busyness, and spend a week at L'Abri Fellowship in Southborough, Massachusetts. Many who are more familiar than me with the works … Continue reading L’Abri