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A Time for Everything+

The teacher’s comment about my child — whom I’ll call Pat, to protect the easily embarrassed — surprised me. “Pat’s...

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Highlights of 2013+

I’ve snowshoed acquaintances into a snowy wood and returned to our English cottage as new friends. I’ve stood before audiences...

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Advent for Ignoramuses+

I could have called this “Advent for Dummies,” but I’m not writing for dummies, and I might be hassled for...

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Surf’s Up, Dad’s Down+

There are waves breaking out front. I can hear them from my house. It has been flat out there for...

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Spiritual Abuse Causes Blindness+

When the disciples saw a blind man slumped alongside the road begging for spare change, they saw an opportunity to...

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C.S. Lewis: The Father American Christianity Needs+

Apparently, C.S. Lewis isn’t very well known or popular in Britain or outside of the United States. This is the...

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We Three Beings of Disorient Are+

In mid-October, my mom, my sister and I boarded a red-eye flight, headed for a five-day adventure in Manhattan. We...

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Saying No to the Nuisance of Christmas+

There are three things that go by the name “Christmas,” said C.S. Lewis,  in the essay “What Christmas Means to...

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What I’m Giving Myself for Christmas+

This Christmas, before I even started planning what to give my family and friends, I decided to give myself three...

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8 Ways to Be More Human This Season+

And so it begins … the mad rush of Christmas shopping. The rounds of gatherings with family and friends and...

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