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Our Gloriously Wasteful God

From: A Book of Strife, In the Form of the Diary of an Old Soul – poems of George MacDonald.

Gloriously wasteful, O my Lord, art thou! 82 more words


The books of George MacDonald

The first major publication by George MacDonald (1824-1905) appeared in 1855 and he continued to publish works on an almost yearly basis until 1898. Outwardly, his books are very much in the tradition of the lower cost Victorian gift book: coloured bookbinder’s cloth bindings stamped with coloured and gilt designs, sometimes with an onlaid illustration. 275 more words

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#Thanksgiving Day 1: Five Books

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. It’s my family’s big holiday, bigger than Christmas. Always has been. It’s full of people and games and conversation, and of course, food. 465 more words

Matters Of Faith


The darkness was broken by a growing streak of light accompanied by the sounds of men groaning in effort and a heavy stone being dragged. The five men inside the cave were dirty and tired, but looked with expectant faces as the enormous boulder that blocked the entrance was slowly moved out of the way. 948 more words


Thou? Far away? | From an Old Soul

Thou? Far away? Is that possible? George MacDonald takes a second and third look at God’s presence and absence. My comments follow. 544 more words

Spiritual Formation

The Duluth Pilgrimage, pt. I

I mentioned to Luminas in my post on superstition that I would tell about my pilgrimage to visit the relics of St. Maria Goretti.  For a change of pace, I opted for a narrative form in writing about this trip, which I hope pleases my readers.  

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Baptized Imagination: A Short Review

“It is God who gives thee thy mirror of imagination, and if thou keep it clean, it will give thee back no shadow but of the truth.” (George MacDonald, … 854 more words