This post is in honor of my friend, Jim Connell. He was recently diagnosed with cancer, and I have been told he is not doing well. I have been meaning to tell our story. His sickness and thinking about our time together challenged me to finally put it to paper. I walked into the sanctuary […]
Month: March 2014
Happy Birthday, Flannery O’Connor!
Southern author Flannery O’Connor was born this day in 1925 in Savannah, Georgia. She was an orthodox Catholic who used the grotesque to reveal the grace and love of Christ. If you have read a short story by O’Connor, you were probably appalled, at first glance, with the way she communicates this grace — actually, […]
The Wedding Feast
Small talk. I shudder at the very business of typing those insidious words and the meaning they represent. But, to navigate this world with any sort of sanity and success, you must learn how to endure it well and keep the chills which creep slowly up your spine veiled with the mask of cheer. These […]