Resolute Bravery

It’s January 28, 2017. I feel like West Alton, Missouri where the Mississippi and Missouri  Rivers link arms to make the long journey to the Gulf of Mexico.  There’s a state park there in order for us to witness nature taking charge and marching south. I like the idea of confluence.  It’s two or more…

What Katy Did

For you know we never do people good by lecturing; only by living their lives with them, and helping a little here and a little there to make them better. -What Katy Did, p. 141 If I took nothing else from this moralizing tale…let it be this…a lecture is no good.  I have given all…

Radical Integrity: The Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Faith was no escape hatch from the power of evil men; true faith often placed one directly in the grip of evil.  Hadn’t Jesus Himself provided a demonstration of this truth? -Radical Integrity, p. 161 I really like biography.  I like to peek into someone else’s existence to see how they negotiated mortality.   It’s…

The Shack

  I just finished The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. This is one of those books that kept cropping up in different conversations over the course of a year.  I think I jotted it down here and there two or three times before I added it to my summer reading list and went to the library…

Reading Joy

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget. –William Lyon Phelps Hi there.  I love to read.  However, if you were to track my activities over the last decade, you would find plenty of evidence to convict me to the contrary.  It’s been awful!  I…