Category Archives: Theological Underpinnings

Mother Teresa: a hero

Today, Agnes Skopje (Mother Teresa) of Calcutta becomes beatified as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. (Tim): when I was 19, I went to go visit Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India.  I had read up on her and admired her from afar, … Continue reading

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Abbey question: ‘why did God let Jesus die?  Why didn’t He just kill Satan instead?’

it’s a great question. And, not to give our 5 year old too much credit, but I think it indicates a significant level of theological thinking- and that makes me proud. In order to ask that question, I’m guessing she … Continue reading

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“Darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer.” – J.R.R.Tolkien

Happy Easter!

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Meditations on Death, and how Christ conquers Death: Psalm 103

So my mind continues to dwell on Greg, death, life, and hope. I don’t suppose this is overly morbid or unexpected.  I’m sure there’s a part of us that will always remember January 31st as a very sad, tragic day. … Continue reading

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Looking Back: 2014. A Growing Community interested in Family (and ours, in particular)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. WordPress has sent us an “Annual Report” at the end of last year and this year (see below for the actual report).  A couple of highlights: About … Continue reading

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Easter 2014: New Life

A picture-perfect day of spring, celebrating new life and the hope we celebrate in Christ’s Life. New life was all around us, in the trees, the flowers, the grass. The sun shone on us and we shared the day with … Continue reading

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