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Book Review: Souvenirs of Solitude

While reading Souvenirs of Solitude by Brennan Manning, I was reconnected with a mind and heart that I was introduced to years ago by Rich Mullins and the album A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band.

The book opens with a poem by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The first lines read ?We need to find God and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is a friend of silence?? If ever we in the US were ready for this, it is now. Continue reading Book Review: Souvenirs of Solitude

Transcendent Causes

Last evening my wife and I started reading a new book; Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd and Margy Tripp. One of the first paragraphs stood out to me, it included the word transcendent, one that I’ve been thinking about the past months in connection to what drives and motivates us. Where do you take our cues from? Continue reading Transcendent Causes

Bedtime for Frances

I’ve been reading a lot of children books lately and have been making it a practice to get 3 books at a time from the local library for my son. We usually read them at bedtime together, ok, he listens while I read. But after a few times through he has parts memorized.

I usually try to get one new funny book, one I remember seeing from my childhood and a more serious one. This week I got Bedtime for Frances, we have a Frances book, so this was the ‘familiar’ book.

I am impressed with this one.

Bedtime for Frances has a mom and a dad in the story, the dad plays a role in the child’s life and represents the dad as something more that a big dolt.

Just a quick look around shows so many places that represent men, especially dads and husbands as the lowly necessary nuisance.