In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. “How are we to live […]
Boldly quiet, ageless grace
Still and steady resting space
First born calm eternal place
Did you ever anticipate the downfall of your reign?
Your slayer’s dressed in white
Being a mother is wonderful and terrible at the same time.
This task is wrapped up in experiences and expectations not only passed down from her own mother, but from her ideals, friends, and mentors. Even in the Church, we have highlighted the vocation of mother, that this office is necessary and an important service to God and neighbor. There are plenty of blogs, books, and podcasts to guide one in the ways of being a great mother, secular, Christian and otherwise, but there is something critical they may not tell you about mothering. Because, if you considered this little piece of advice, the parenting paradigm may crumble.
I am always interested in films that involve pastors, whether the pastors are good or bad. Because this is something I know from the inside out, it is not hard to tell whether or not the filmmaker actually knows what he or she is doing in writing or casting the character. Phillip Youmans knows what he is doing in Burning Cane (2019; streaming on Netflix).
When traveling, I always like to stop in at the local USO (which stands for United Service Organizations). […]
I’ve been thinking about why we are affected by people who don’t exist. Even when characters are based […]
…until they get punched in the mouth. – “Iron” Mike Tyson. Ninety-six years ago, two men stood toe-to-toe […]
By Bob Hiller – Greetings, Dear Jagged Readers! It has been far too long since I’ve last blogged. […]
By Cindy Koch – Looking over to my bookshelf, I see two tiny books that have been there […]
By Paul Koch – It was Sunday afternoon a few years ago, and my kids were hurrying to […]