’Tis the season to spend money. What we lack in time, we try to make up for in money, throwing it at people and problems who actually need minutes and hours.
The people with the strongest convictions didn’t think twice about taking risks. They, like Karen and Tully Wyatt, were compelled by an undeniable drive.
A toy musical pig that saved a woman’s life when the Titanic sank reminds us that God works in and through other people. We are one body in Christ, and we do not stand alone.
“I want to travel lightly, unencumbered, with my arms and heart open wide, ready to be surprised.”
August brings a reckoning, revealing the gaps between our hopes and realities.
God wants us to live our lives to their fullest capacity. He’s yearning for us to embrace the beauty of creation with the gifts he has given us.
What some might call magic or luck – the winning of a raffle, the work of needle and thread, the transformation of an old green coat – has a more apt name. The creativity of love.
“She took certain fundamentals seriously — her Catholic faith, the sacrament of reconciliation, marriage, education — but wasn’t afraid to take her own approach on all the less-crucial stuff. Reverence and mischief.”