Books, Family, Hope

As One Who Waits

Browsing Amazon's virtual shelves, I stumbled (if, in a virtual world, one may be said to have "stumbled") upon a book that immediately went into my cart. It wasn't something I had specifically searched for, but I knew I had to have it. I purchased the book -- without hesitation -- based on the reputation… Continue reading As One Who Waits

Family, Films, Heroes, Living

Holding On To Humanity

Years ago when I announced to my parents that I was pregnant (with our fourth child), my dad commented that he thought I was a little nuts to bring another child into this world. I don't remember his exact words -- and I know he never meant to wound, although he did. His comment stayed… Continue reading Holding On To Humanity

Family, Living, Rants & Opinions

Taken Captive By Culture (II)

In yesterday's post, I condemned the devaluation of language that leads to a culturally-defined understanding of marriage. One writer suggested marriage and divorce are in evolution. I disagree. Words (like dollars) have value; words communicate meaning. However, when this currency (our language) is devalued, communication suffers or ceases. Hence, my strong conviction that our understanding… Continue reading Taken Captive By Culture (II)

Family, Living, Rants & Opinions

Taken Captive By Culture (I)

The story ran nationwide with various iterations on a theme:  more divorces in the South, fewer in the Northeast. Living in the South and holding a high view of marriage, I bristled because this simplistic reportage leaves so much unsaid. The Washington Post took an unusual angle, addressing singles in an opening paragraph I'll summarize: … Continue reading Taken Captive By Culture (I)