Take the Food Out of Your Hair

Today my son had his first haircut, which is good, because no matter how often we bathed him, he looked like he was hoarding food for the next economic collapse. And now that it is over, he has matured beyond his years in both presentation and respectability. But before that; during the haircut, you would […]

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Inculturation and Evangelization

If there ever was a self help group worth analyzing it may just be the one attended by Catholics who fear themselves. And not just their abilities, not their mutant powers or evolving humanity, but their own personalities. You see, there is a fear which has grown up in our time that is currently stifling […]

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Obsessed with Circles

Of all the shapes it is quite fascinating that we have become enamored with the circle. As if the points on all others were somehow less than divine, many faiths have seen in its roundness the perfect image for this doctrine or that. And while it would be wrong of me to pick on the […]

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That’s a Nice Door

We have finally installed a new back door, which made sense because the old one was thin. It was worn out. It was well, not much of a back door. The new back door on the other hand is as plain as they come. It is thick enough to keep the warm air in. It […]

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It Itches When I Scratch

I sat across the table from my six year old Jonah, and because it is that time of the year, when bugs comes out and live up to their name, he was scratching his arm intensely. “Hey Dad,” he said laughing as his nails made some progress with his arm, “it only really itches when […]

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Where God Lives

There is something poetic we think about banishing God from our lives. Like spoiled children who little understand real justice or mercy, we pretend that our modern conception of things is at the very least right, since He rejected us first from the Garden where all good things grew. And while it is true to […]

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Looking at Death

One of the problems with our perishability is that it forces us to look in a particular direction. In many ways we are like an ancient sailor always with one eye to the edge of the ocean, whose mind cannot fully take in the beauty of the night sky without worrying about falling off of […]

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When You Just Can’t Raise the Dead

Having worked at my computer for what seemed like many hours, I came upstairs expecting a breather. What I heard though could have easily taken my breath away. “She’s dead,” my little five year old Jonah told me with much seriousness, “but don’t worry, she’ll come back again.” Standing over his little sister (who did […]

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Creation and Separation

As the people of God, we are used to trying to imitate our Lord in all things. We strive to love as He loves; we try to teach as He teaches; to live where He lives and so much more. For the most part this is good and even required, but when it comes to […]

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