Tag: faith

  • Jesus, the Enlarger of Hearts

    Jesus, the Enlarger of Hearts

    It sounded like I was walking on Pringles. The tightly-packed snow, sitting above a layer of freezing rain, crunched with every step. Twenty-four hours was too short a time to spend here; in God-terms, the time was just enough. I woke up in the fishing-hut-converted-spiritual-retreat-cabin with the sound of silence pressing on my ears. Dozens […]

  • Whose Line is it Anyway?

    Whose Line is it Anyway?

    I love comedy. Comedy transforms the ordinary, the absurd, and sometimes even the tragedies of life, into a pleasantly uncontrollable¬†physiological response: laughter. In the TV game show Whose Line is it Anyway?, a few comedians are thrown into various pretend scenarios and games and are asked to improvise. The end result is hit or miss, […]

  • Room at the Table for the Ungrateful

    Room at the Table for the Ungrateful

    We finally had too many ornaments to put on the tree this year. The family tradition is to decorate the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Since 1998, my dad has given my sister and I each¬†a blown-glass ornament that usually¬†represents something significant from the past year. Mom, not one to be left out in […]

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