America Underfed

  Yesterday I had the privilege to attend the Birmingham Food Summit. No, it’s an event where people get around and taste delicious food or a cooking competition–it’s a gathering of individuals in Alabama who are working to combat food insecurity in Jefferson County through community programs, political advocacy, and awareness raising. Lori Silverbush, the … More America Underfed

Aimez votre épouse

I stumbled across a video from this post from the Mockingbird blog which was very beautiful. It’s a story of a husband falling in love with his wife again, “by acting like a man in love, he became a man in love again”. A very French (and secularized) demonstration of a Biblical command in Ephesians 5:25, “Husbands, … More Aimez votre épouse

Pompeii–Bastille

Thanks to Jeffrey, I took a closer look/listen to this band. Remember this song from the CD Julia brought when she, Hannah, and I went to Gatlinburg. Good memories. And all of the songs from this band are good. I love the sound and also the lyrics!

If we love a human being and do not love God, we demand of him every perfection and every rectitude, and when we do not get it we become cruel and vindictive; we are demanding of a human being that which he or she cannot give. There is only one Being who can satisfy the … More

Theologia Crucis

A ‘theology of the cross’ (theologia crucis) in this sense contradicts the assumptions we normally have about life. It says that God is most reliably present not in our strengths or our successes or the things we like best about ourselves. Rather, God is present and working in the world exactly in the place where … More Theologia Crucis

You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. Miriam Adeney

God receives none but those who are forsaken, restores health to none but those who are sick, gives sight to none but the blind, and life to no one but the dead. He does not give saintliness to any but sinners, nor wisdom to any but fools. In short: He has mercy on none but … More