At an Amy Grant concert, there are a lot of women who got through adolescence and college and marriage/divorce and motherhood listening to her music. There are the men who claim their wives made them come but, truth be told, have been secret fans for decades. And then there are… Read More
Originally posted in October of 2010, this reposting of “Cones & Holes” is for anyone who struggles with the tension between law and grace. I sure do. Enjoy, while my family and I steal away together for a couple days. God dug holes and called them Law. God’s people were… Read More
The experts talked about injury reports from training camp. We marked through player names on our fantasy football wish lists. And Gresham wished. “I wish we could draft cheerleaders,” he said. He added a wide receiver’s name to bottom of his page. “How would they earn points?” I asked, marking… Read More
The next day’s clothes were laid out on the couch. Vitamins were chewed, last glasses of water drunk, teeth brushed.
From a foamy minty mouth…
You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics — in physical laws — every action is met by an equal or an… Read More
I believed in karma. Or what my favorite conservative radio show host at the time called “personal responsibility.” If you work hard, make good choices, do your best – I thought – you’ll succeed. This is the inevitable consequence of a job well done. And if you’re not successful –… Read More