Category quotables

The Opportunism of Evil

Another mass murder headline, following many of its kind: a man, sparked by some ideology, despair, or too many memories of horror, settles his own score by inexplicable violence. In its wake there have been cries asking “why?” and before we even begin to answer our own questions a litany of discordant solutions tend to […]

All in the Waiting

But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. T.S. Eliot I believe our knowledge of history matters. Following the thread of humanity over time tends to illuminate our real nature doing away with our humanistic optimism. It’s disillusioning at first: recounting the wars, the vast errors and evils across […]

Peeling Off the Dragon Scales

Life is exhausting. You can say it about a lot of things: motherhood is exhausting; marriage is exhausting; being single is exhausting; work is exhausting… There are days where the temptation to curl up on the couch with a blanket for hours on end, uninterrupted, sounds like the greatest of paradises. Apathy whispers at us, […]

Womanhood: Choice, Chance, or Calling?

I’m a woman, obviously–or maybe not obviously, but I am. The question, “what is a woman?” has always mattered to me, yet never so much as it does right now. Now I have a daughter, an unborn female growing within me, dependent on me for life, and soon, greatly influenced by my worldview. The definition […]

The Glory of the Ordinary

I seldom bake my own bread these days. With two energetic boys to chase, a third little on on the way, and a husband working long (and I mean really long) resident hours I often feel accomplished if we’re able to smile at the end of the day. But when I do take the time, […]