St. Augustine

My small group has been going through the Confessions of St. Augustine the last few months. We continued tonight. I really appreciate Augustine’s honesty, both about his questions in life and about his failures, all the more coming from a bishop. While there are differences in culture and time, it’s…

Helping God Write My Story

I cannot live in a world where everything is predetermined, an ant world in which there is no element of choice. I do believe that we all have a share in the writing of our own story… Sometimes the very impetus of overcoming obstacles results in a surge of creativity….

In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit

And he looks just like Tim from BBC’s The Office. That’s because they are both played by Martin Freeman. I enjoyed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and enjoyed it more than I expected too. The Hobbit, for my tastes, is an okay book. It’s worth reading, but I think it’s…

Seeing through the Mystery: Flannery O’Connor

I forget when I first heard about Flannery O’Connor. Flannery was a well-known writer who was both Southern and Catholic. Her faith was an important part of how she saw that came through in her writing. I finally read a collection of her short fiction called A Good Man is…