Origami and God (Fold, Unfold, Refold Again)

Each of my boys has discovered origami sometime between their sixth and seventh year of life.  It always begins with fortune tellers and airplanes, then progresses to boats and paper hats.  Soon, every surface of the house is littered with folded scraps of...

God’s Not Grumpy

I’ve been immersed in Jesuit priest Gregory Boyle’s books recently (Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir).  I’m so encouraged and enchanted by his sense of God’s innate qualities – qualities affirmed in scripture, but often...

My Daughter, Annie Dillard, and I

My twelve-year-old daughter says there are four eggs in the nest outside her bedroom window.  I believe her, because she’s who one sits and watches, keeping an eye on the world around her.  // On the night after the Parkland Florida shooting, my oldest...
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