Surprised by Age BY: Margie Haack When I was visiting my daughter, her son Mason, who was seven, quietly took her aside and said, ďMom, could I ask White-haired Grandma to go to the park with me to watch me ride my bike? She could sit on the bench because she is so old and tired and there are benches there so she can sit.Ē
Random Meaning BY: Denis Haack Daniel Taylor notes correctly that, ďwe are constantly looking for a meaningful plot to our lives, for connections between things. Our fear that life is random and meaningless is stronger than the fear of want or violence.Ē
Doubt, Faith, and Knowledge BY: Denis Haack Someday, the Scriptures tell us, all of Godís people will appear before this one whose body is forever scarred by the whipping, the nails, and the spear they thrust into his side. His humanity is real and never sentimentalized.
Three Theories of Everything (Ellis Potter, 2012) BY: Denis Haack "I settled on Zen Buddhism because itís very unreligious. Zen Buddhists are always interested in absolutes, and I was interested in absolutes. I also appreciated the fact that they were the only religious group I knew that did not sell jewelry."
Who Brings Home the Bacon? BY: Steve Froehlich Before we are tempted to think about male/female or husband/wife roles, we have to think about what is foundationalóif you are human, you are made to work. Itís important that we define work as both sustaining provision (our daily bread) and creative fulfillment (fruitfulness).
Tom Waits, Bad as Me (2011) BY: Denis Haack Tom Waits has never allowed his calling to entertain audiences with his music to interfere with a stubborn insistence that his music call us to reflect on the fact that life is lived out in the shadow of death.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I donít much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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