snapshots from crazy

dear people who read my blog, i’ve thought of such lovely things to tell you. i’ve thought deep thoughts, shallow thoughts, sad thoughts, happy thoughts … and haven’t had sufficient time to write them down. life is busy. but busy with good things. so here’s an update on my life lately, according to instagram. the…

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storytime

dear squirts, i bought us a copy of winnie the pooh the other day. i say “us” because i haven’t read it but promise to read it to you once upon a time in the land of someday. we’ll have secret toast and tea and honey and marmalade and loll about on the grass like…

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“i will learn to love the skies i’m under”

“‘i mean,’ he said with increasing vehemence, ‘that if there be a house for me in heaven it will either have a green lamp-post and a hedge, or something quite as positive and personal as a green lamp-post and a hedge. i mean that God bade me love one spot and serve it, and do…

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face-to-face with the valley

The opposite of a childlike spirit is a cynical spirit. Cynicism is, increasingly, the dominant spirit of our age. Personally, it is my greatest struggle in prayer. If I get an answer to prayer, sometimes I’ll think, It would have happened anyway. Other times I’ll try to pray but wonder if it makes any difference.…

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seeing heaven through hell

“Your patient will, of course, have picked up the notion that he must submit with patience to the Enemy’s will. What the Enemy means by this is primarily that he should accept with patience the tribulation which has actually been dealt out to him — the present anxiety and suspense. It is about this that…

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live: real

“authenticity in writing will only arise from authenticity in living. “one of our great problems today is that we have gotten caught up in our culture-wide quest for authenticity. we want our jeans authentic (pre-ripped at the factory), we want our apples authentic (grown locally instead of somewhere else), we want our music authentic (underground…

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the gigantic secret

“Christianity satisfies suddenly and perfectly man’s ancestral instinct for being the right way up; satisfies it supremely in this; that by its creed joy becomes something gigantic and sadness something special and small. The vault above us is not deaf because the universe is an idiot; the silence is not the heartless silence of an…

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