Category: Love and Living

Saying Goodbye

Somewhere around fifteen years ago, I picked up a bouncy, clumsy little puppy with her tail all a wag, carried her out of an animal shelter and into my home, and named her Sarah. The life ahead of her was to be a good and long...

Oh. And Happy New Year.

Geez I almost forgot. To my friends, to my family, to all those with whom I am acquainted, to those I am yet to be, and to those I will never be: This year, may God richly bless our lives, our homes, our nations and our...

Christmas Wishes

An extract from my annual holiday letter to family and friends… While I type this letter, I am reminded that the Christmas season brings with it imagery of love’s simplicity, of humility, and of peace on Earth. Hanging on the wall beside my computer is a...

Merton Monday 34

With the last two Merton Mondays, I left seven or eight months of New Seeds at a pretty good place. I now need to decide from which book I should start taking the next Merton Monday series. In the meantime, here are a few little thoughts...

Merton Monday 33

And now for the second part of last week’s Merton Monday: Yet we must not deal in too negative a fashion even with the “external self.” This self is not by nature evil, and the fact that it is unsubstantial is not to be imputed to...

Merton Monday 32

At the end of New Seeds, Merton closes with a thought I find particularly wise, peaceful, and therefore comforting. It is, at the same time, greatly challenging. This is the first part of it, and I plan to offer the second part (which I find to...

Love You Girls

To my girls. I know you’re too young to be reading this blog, but I’ll miss you this week. I’ll think about you constantly. Remember what I’ve said all of the time, all of your life?   I love you. I Love you very day. I...