30 August 2009

Off the Grid

Beloved reader,

I'll be on silent retreat this week and will be making it a point to pray for the many intentions of friends, family, and acquaintances. Thanks for your interest in this blog, and I'll be back on it soon. Please pray for me as I seek to grow in conformity to the heart of Christ.


08 August 2009

Not Your Everyday Gray Lady ... Plus New Video Blog Entry

An article in the New York Times (linked by First Things) caught my attention just a minute ago, and it's one of the more incredible testimonials of a marriage on the rocks that I've come across. This one is definitely going in the file:

Sure, you have your marital issues, but on the whole you feel so self-satisfied about how things have worked out that you would never, in your wildest nightmares, think you would hear these words from your husband one fine summer day: “I don’t love you anymore. I’m not sure I ever did. I’m moving out. The kids will understand. They’ll want me to be happy.”

But wait. This isn’t the divorce story you think it is. Neither is it a begging-him-to-stay story. It’s a story about hearing your husband say “I don’t love you anymore” and deciding not to believe him. And what can happen as a result.

Read the rest here.

And it's listed in the "Fashion and Style" section of the paper? Sadly, such perspectives are anything but the rage these days. Would that they were.

10th Anniversary Celebration ... Video Blog

Recently, NPH El Salvador celebrated its 10th year of serving homeless and abandoned children in this troubled region. The celebration was quite a party, and I brought the camera along.

This will be my last entry during my stay here, though I have lots more footage that I plan to put together once I've returned to the States--including an entry featuring the volunteers who give 1-3 years of service in return for the upbringing they received.

I return to the US on Tuesday the 11th, and I'll be heading off to the mountains for a little vacation. Posting will resume towards the end of August.

Peace and all good!