On Gout and a Disappointed Heart: Jane Austen & the Surfeit of Love

 In the drawing-room, whither she then repaired, she was soon joined by Mrs. Jennings, with a wine-glass, full of something, in her hand. “My dear,” said she, entering, “I have just recollected that I have some of the finest old Constantia wine in the house, that ever was tasted — so I have brought a … Continue reading On Gout and a Disappointed Heart: Jane Austen & the Surfeit of Love

Encountering the Incongruous: The Role of Memory in Prayer

Memories are not just about the past. They are images, narratives, promises, and ideas which we carry with us in the present moment. How I understand who I am and what I am doing right now is dependent upon memory. Memory is complex because we are not indifferent to that which we “treasure up” in our hearts … Continue reading Encountering the Incongruous: The Role of Memory in Prayer

And God said, “Let there be Play.” A Meditation On Genesis 2:19 (Part 2 of 2)

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. (Gen. 2:19) God’s peculiar pleasure in man is such that He bestows upon … Continue reading And God said, “Let there be Play.” A Meditation On Genesis 2:19 (Part 2 of 2)

And God said, “Let there be Play.” A Meditation On Genesis 2:19 (Part 1 of 2)

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. (Gen. 2:19) The narrative of Genesis here expresses something akin to divine … Continue reading And God said, “Let there be Play.” A Meditation On Genesis 2:19 (Part 1 of 2)