Remembering Grammy Morin on Her Birthday

The Morin Farm in New Gloucester, Maine

**This post was written in 2014, the year my grandson was born. He will be four this week, and his great-grandmother would have had her 100th birthday two days prior to his big day. I'm updating this post in her honor and memory.** Fall 2014 I spent some time today making curtains for my grandson's… Continue reading Remembering Grammy Morin on Her Birthday

Correcting the Soundtrack in Your Head

Correcting the Soundtrack in Your Head, How to Fix a Broken Record, Amena Brown, Relationships, Be Yourself

After graduating from college, I moved to the biggest city in Maine for my first "real job," bringing with me a wardrobe fashioned around college life south of the Mason-Dixon. Clearly, my flimsy sandals would not fit my new life as a ministry professional. However, it soon became apparent that my feet were not going… Continue reading Correcting the Soundtrack in Your Head

One Weekend in History – For Ruby Magazine

A Glorious Dark

For years I celebrated Easter as if it were a stand-alone holiday, singing "Up from the Grave He Arose" without giving much thought to the horror of the Dying or the silence of the Dead. Providentially, my early efforts to incarnate and to enliven an invisible God in the hearts of four sweet boys found a way into the obtuse heart of… Continue reading One Weekend in History – For Ruby Magazine

A Mosaic of Images on Joy and Prayer

I come from a tradition that is suspicious of written or scripted prayers, believing that spontaneity is a sign of sincerity and casting askance glances at those who must borrow the words of others in order to talk to God.  Then I became a mother and realized that not only were my own words in… Continue reading A Mosaic of Images on Joy and Prayer

A Veiled Life in the Sandy Waste: Till We Have Faces (7)

Welcome to Week 7 of our discussion of C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces!  As we consider the events of Chapters 16-18, I'm looking forward to another opportunity to hear your insights into this unfolding drama. Plot Summary Once again, Orual creeps back into the palace unseen, but after this catastrophic encounter with Psyche, it… Continue reading A Veiled Life in the Sandy Waste: Till We Have Faces (7)

Till We Have Faces (2): Longing for the Grey Mountain

I have invited the readers who visit Living Our Days to join me in reading C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces, and to return here each Thursday for a discussion.  If you're just joining us, you can find the reading schedule here.   Approaches to C.S. Lewis's brand of fiction vary widely, ranging from "This is a… Continue reading Till We Have Faces (2): Longing for the Grey Mountain