Category living

Freedom From the Machine (On Home Education, Part 1)

As a graduate of home education, and a currently home educating mom, I get many questions regarding its inner workings. I have been approached by a number of people who have an inkling–or maybe even a deep conviction–that they want to pursue it for their family; but it is unfamiliar, scary, or they just don’t […]

Respice Finem: A Poem

We are so very good at ignoring death. We push it to the recesses of our minds till it is far out of reach, ignorable as we surround ourselves in comfort, entertainment, good works, power, or beauty. But inevitably it comes creeping back. Perhaps in those moments of solitude, when our phone dies, or maybe […]

A House Is Not Our Home

respice finem ~consider your end~ We’re preparing to move again (this will be our seventh time in our ten years of marriage), and spent a long weekend looking at houses. About ten houses in I was overwhelmed and pessimistic with the whole ordeal. On our drive home my husband and I were discussing our needs […]

Eulogy for a Life Well-Lived

Dust in the air suspendedMarks the place where a story ended. T.S Eliot Hebrews talks about how we have a “great cloud of witnesses”, saints gone before us whose example ought to urge us on to “throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles us” so we might finish this race of […]

The Art of Disagreement

Early in our marriage, we had the privilege of living in Oxford, England for a few months while my husband wrapped up his philosophy degree. While there, we found a church quickly and were welcomed warmly; often invited to after-church lunches. On one such occasion, we sat in a student’s tiny apartment finishing up a […]