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O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

This past weekend we celebrated the life of one of the most incredible people who have ever lived- my grandpa, Dean Watson. Of everyone I have ever known, he exemplifies the love and grace of God the most. As I think back on his life and all the memories we shared, I am reminded of the words of 1 John 4:16: And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love...

The Resurrection and the Life

Spirit groans, so that flesh would come to life. Life groans, so that death would be put to flight. God groans, so that humanity would rise.[1. Peter Crysologus, Sermon 65.1] “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”[2. 1 Corinthians 15:55 TNIV] In the famous courtroom scene from one of my favorite movies, A Man for All Seasons, St. Thomas More is being tried for his...

Carrots

Tonight I was hungry, so I went rummaging through the fridge. I found some carrots. I also found some lemon juice and some lime juice. An excellent combination that one would not expect. The unexpected, however, is sublime. Bonus: once you are done eating the carrots, you can drink the juice. It’s kind of like a non-carbonated, extremely tart Sprite without any sweetness whatsoever...

When in Rome…

One of the characteristics of the Renaissance in the West (at the risk of over-generalization) was a fascination with all things classical; that is, the Greco-Roman heritage of both West and East. As the West was reintroduced, to some extent, to this heritage, it would become a locus of art, literature and a host of other fields towards the closing of the Middle Ages. (as strained and artificial...

Sad Bird, Happy Bird

New video for rezlife this week- Sticks and Stones.
This 2 week series for 7th/8th graders is on the things we say, bullying- you know, all those fun middle school issues we all remember so fondly. As I was coming up with a concept for this, I wasn’t having much luck really thinking of anything that would speak to this subject.

Re-Orient

per viscera misericordiae Dei nostri in quibus visitavit nos oriens ex alto In these words, (or their Greek equivalent) generations of Christians in both East and West were able to immediately perceive a connection between the faith they professed in the Son of God incarnate and the very physical posture of their worship. As they faced towards the east, it was not merely an arbitrary geographical...

Let sleeping dogs lie

Yesterday Megan and I were at her mom’s house carving pumpkins, baking pumpkin seeds and other delectable items. We had our camera along to take some pictures for Megan’s amazing food blog, and I decided to photographically bother one of their dogs. This cute little West Highland Terrier is Molly, and she evidently didn’t mind me getting up in her face and snapping some pictures...

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