Tuesday, 29 January 2013

kingdom wise

I know nothing about so many things.

Where to begin?

With the fear of the Lord. With prayer.

(Refusing to hide under the covers of condemnation when failures, inevitable, growl like monsters under the bed.)

With humility, acknowledging all I am not to the one Who Is, ineffably - the Only Wise God.
With the search, the entreat, the door-pounding of those who will be made kingdom wise.
With hope, verily, verily, that the beatitude-broken will indeed be blessed.


Monday, 28 January 2013

fleeting thoughts

These days, thoughts seem fleeting and fragmentary. No painted mental landscapes, only quick sketches to capture something of their form. This is how many women have thought, and written – under aprons, under stairs, under stress and the influence of a certain sleepless stupor. I am not ashamed to join their company, and hope that one day these fragments may take shape into something that lives and moves, something with being.


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Book List 2012

Here is the list of books I read in 2012. (I feel I might be missing something, but I can't think what it is!) I still have a number of books on the go that will make it into the 2013 list. The numbers are down since last year, but having children will do that to a person!

The tally:
8 fiction
6 theology/Christian life
4 nonfiction
18 total

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Everything I Want to Do is Illegal – Joel Salatin
The Frozen Thames – Helen Humphreys
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem On the Dignity and Vocation of Women – Pope John Paul II
La’s Orchestra Saves the World – Alexander McCall Smith
Eschatology: A Futurist Perspective – Thomas L Holdcroft
Mysterious Apocalypse – Arthur Wainwright
The Mission of Motherhood – Sally Clarkson
Heart and Home: A Reaffirmation of Traditional Mothering – Debra Evans
The VBAC Companion – Diana Korte
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
Canadian Pie – Will Ferguson
The Virgin Cure – Ami McKay
Jane of Lantern Hill – LM Montgomery
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis (read aloud to my nephew!)
Healing Through the Centuries – Ronald Kydd

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