Category Archives: Books

Monastic Brothers and What Jesus Wrote

Do you love a good read? Have I got one for you! I discovered an excellent novel which I wholeheartedly recommend. Initially stalling on page one, I began again and this time infection struck, and I couldn’t put it down. … Continue reading

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Hardbound or Softbound: An Inherited Addiction

Do you like to read actual books whose pages you can turn or have you fallen under the enchantment of an ebook that you can download to your tablet? While it is convenient to look up information on our phones, … Continue reading

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On Truth Telling, Betrayal, Secrets and Lies

This is the stuff that Philosophers, Theologians, Ethicists, Doctors, and Lawyers have argued about since time immemorial.  The post I am writing now is written after many conversations with family and friends over decades.  I can pretty well guarantee that … Continue reading

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Inheriting Treasure

Would you explain to me why some people want everything to be new? I have never understood that. Why would you want the things you buy to be just like what your neighbor has? I am sometimes asked why I … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Fix It, It Won’t Go Away, and Some Days it is Crushingly Painful

  Despite what other people’s lives look like on the surface, I would say that probably all of us, at some time or another have been overwhelmed by fear, loneliness, pain, sorrow, or loss that is so overwhelming we don’t … Continue reading

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Pay the Piper

It is no secret that we have been digging out from under debt for a long time. I wrote about it for the first time in the blog post called The Face of Genteel Poverty, way back on September 26, … Continue reading

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In time of trial: On Hobbits and Narnians

I started writing this post prior to Christmas when the recent events in Paris and California reminded me that we do not live in tranquil times. Life intervened and I hadn’t the time to finish it. Since then there have … Continue reading

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