Awkward Holiday Gatherings?

I read a very insightful book by Terry Hargrave, Families and Forgiveness: Healing Wounds in the Intergenerational Family (New York:Brunner/Mazel Publishers, 1994). Very insightful and on point with the philosophy held by this website. It is particularly helpful to help us understand why so often our high romantic expectations of wonderful family Holiday gatherings don’t […]

The War of Desires Within Us

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” (James 4:1-2) “Notice also that James does not place the word “evil” before the word “desire.” Although evil desires for wrong things can be a source of conflict, James is addressing something more fundamental. He says, “Don’t your […]

Thoughts on Suffering by Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

Thoughts on Suffering from Tolkien and Lewis  “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What’s happened to the world?” 
“A great Shadow has departed,” said Gandalf, and then he laughed and the sound was like music, or like water in a […]