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Journey to the Center for Fiction

I’ve been traveling a lot recently, back in time to World War II via “All the Light I Cannot See,” “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” and “The Nightingale.” Yet, some of the most enlightening and inspiring trips I’ve taken in recent months have been to New York’s Center for Fiction by way of the web. 203 more words


Sister Christmas

Sadie stopped on the stairs, rubbing her sleepy eyes. She’s not famous for standing still, but her feet were frozen on the bottom step. I knew why—she’d caught the odor of the plump Frazier fir we’d hauled into the den earlier that evening, after she’d been tucked in for hours. 1,587 more words



I want to die among the things I loved,

alone with the silent things

that collected dust and cracked and

sagged and aged and didn’t love me. 32 more words


The Wardrobe of a 13th-Century Warhorse

What is Ivo Bauer up to today?

It is the 22nd of April in the year of our Lord 1248. Ivo Bauer’s heart thumps heavy in his chest as the archbishop’s men-at-arms saunter into the armory. 928 more words

13th Century Europe

We can’t do Gold Star Christianity anymore - Clinging to the Wrong Trappings

This spring, I attended a continuing education event featuring Craig Van Gelder, a professor of missiology at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He told a story about his experience growing up in the 50s and 60s and going to Sunday School. 1,196 more words

Theology & Culture

Nostalgic Corners

These are the trappings

haunting my everyday,

these are the joys without love

the spiritual basis

drawn by natural consequence.

These are the fears,

that when shadows reappear… 26 more words



In one of the latest posts on this weblog, the word “trappings” was used simply in reference to something that comes along with another something. Sort of to say it’s just a package deal. 278 more words