Betty Duffy

(Amateur)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Catholic/Evangelical dialogue

It’s been my very good luck to read some excellent books lately for the Patheos book club. One of my favorites so far has been Chris Haw’s “From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling my love for Catholicism.” Even before I had finished reading, I had a list of at least ten people to whom I wanted to pass on this book.

The full review

Monday, November 26, 2012

What Co-creation really feels like


On the cereal box, there’s always some arbitrary recipe that’s supposed to induce you to pour out the whole box at once to make “bran cookies” or some other non-dessert. Add your Frosted Flakes, all ten cups of it, to a bowl of peanuts and apricots–and voila–you have twelve cups of trail mix that no one wants to eat, and there’s nothing you can do about it now. The potion is mixed. You can leave it out on the counter in a plastic bag indefinitely, or you can throw it away and start over.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Familiar Ground

...for people who've read this blog over the years: The Anchoress asked us to reflect on the people in our lives who secured or fostered our Catholic faith. Once again, I'm in the odd position of recognizing that I really do owe my faith to a Movement (Regnum Christi) that was founded by a scoundrel.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Odds and ends


Husband responds to most recent blog post:

H: I'm afraid your new blog readers are going to think I'm weird.


Me: For sleeping in the hammock? That is weird.


H: No, it's not weird...it's...what do you call it when you've discovered something that no one else realizes is awesome?...It's perspicacious.  Popeye slept in a hammock.


(For origin of this conversation, see here._)



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Someone's been playing with my photo booth:


Instead of doing his Math, apparently...



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Found this taped to our door:


Not sure what she means by that.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sometimes you just start writing...

... and by the end of a thing, you hope you've said something.


The Grace of Subordination