Heartsick

Most of my family is out camping, which in theory I get excited about because there’s so much less to do and I’ll have all this extra time to work on my business, read novels in luxurious silence, and indulge in avoiding the laundry for a few days. But in...
What They Need to Hear

What They Need to Hear

On writing a series of letters to his father-in-law, who was on his deathbed and uncertain of his faith or salvation, Rev. Klemet Preus says, Certain lessons about sharing the Gospel with family and friends became apparent to me. They are: Evangelists speak to one...

The power of positive thinking, and all that jazz

My chiropractor is a wonderful guy, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t think the same about me. He has a thing, whenever someone comes in for a back crack, of saying, “Tell me something good!” I generally get in there after a day of work. My mind...

A Gradual Turning

Whichever he adopts, your main task will be the same. Let him begin by treating the Patriotism or the Pacifism as a part of his religion. Then let him, under the influence of a partisan spirit, come to regard it as the most important part. Then quietly and gradually...

One Dimension and That’s What He Said

The first part of this title refers to a) the alternate name by which Derek refers to Kate’s favorite band, One Direction, when he wants to get a rise out of her (reminds me of my dad, who totally did the same kinds of things to us girls ALL THE TIME) and b) a small...