The Imago Dei is a mystery. How is it that we, made of dust, bear the image of God, the imprint of the divine? A mystery we can embrace but not fully explain, theologians have [...]
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"Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly." (Jesus, in Matthew 11:30) Sunday, I sat on [...]
We live hurried lives. We feel, as today's reading in Deeply Loved describes, restless and unsettled. Imagine someone telling you: "You are like a jar of river water all shaken up. What you need is [...]
We're giving away a free book today. Read on to learn how to enter to win. UPDATE: YOU MUST TWEET OR COMMENT BY MIDNIGHT CENTRAL TIME TODAY, JAN. 22, TO BE ENTERED IN THE DRAWING. [...]
The timing of a recent trip was perfect, and imperfect. I left feeling weary, overwhelmed by nasty weather and too much work, my Midwestern world persistently clinging to winter. Everything was brown and soggy, buds [...]
The new year ushers in a desire for change, for a revamping--of habits, decor, ideas. So it's fitting, right? A new look for the blog: I'd love to hear what you think. And a new [...]
In the 1920s, many American universities and libraries were closed to women. It was assumed they had no need of higher education or creative pursuits. Their role was simply to support men in their endeavors. [...]
It’s summer. Here in Chicago, our daytime high temps shot from the 50s and 60s to the 80s within a few days—which is typical. By the time you read this my daughter will have graduated [...]
I remember the old gentleman as slightly odd: he wore clothes just this side of tattered, and had an edge of that old person smell about him. Still, he was a curiosity, somehow intriguing. He [...]
It’s 9:20 p.m., and I’m at the computer, working on an article. My writing often gets done once the chores of the day are completed and my little ones are asleep. The phone rings. It’s [...]