Category Archives: Theological Underpinnings

“What if God was your only Treasure?”

We are in a really cool season with the girls, where they are really starting to understand theological concepts. For the last few weeks, I’ve been reading Jesus’ parables to them for bed-time stories. And, here’s the thing: the girls … Continue reading

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Longing

Tonight, Evie asked, as she has a number of times – ‘When will the Kingdom of God come to Earth as it is in Heaven?” This is a particularly acute question for Evie, as she thinks and worries a lot, … Continue reading

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Resistance from the kiddos

I said at the outset of this trip that i thought this was the first year our girls could really get something out of this trip.  That’s proven to be true, in more ways than one.  On the positive side, … Continue reading

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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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