"I didn't know what I was reading. Before I knew it, I was in the middle of my cell floor on my knees. I was just asking God to forgive me." Karla Faye Tucker, Christian, executed murderer "I don't do prayer," she said, in the manner of one who doesn't "do" gluten or dairy or… Continue reading You talkin’ to me?
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife." Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Who's got your back, Jack? Well, God for starters. Add in various family members (mom's usually at the top of this list) and your dog (get one… Continue reading A young man’s best friend
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” Mother Teresa, Christian, despair-defying firebrand Having aged past the point of believing I can change the world, I content myself with tiny acts… Continue reading Tiny acts of defiance
"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing." -- Martin Luther, German minister Last night, right as the sun gave way to twilight, my husband and I walked the dog. Early morning and dusk being the only times of the day it has been cool enough to… Continue reading Scent of summer
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” Corrie ten Boom, author, Dutch resistance, WWII My roommate of long ago recently became a nun. Not the kind of nun who wears pantsuits and works in a hospital. She is more like the sisters from Sound of Music. Full habit. Cloistered away from most outside… Continue reading Love in working clothes