Suffering and Small Things and Gratitude

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When it comes right down to it, I am amazingly, ridiculously, wonderfully blessed. Beyond measure. Beyond counting. Beyond my ability to comprehend it. Spiritually, physically, emotionally, materially – I have not known want. I have what I need and more. Through nothing of my own doing, through none of my own merits or my own … Continue reading "Suffering and Small Things and Gratitude"

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In Which I Discover That I Am Not a Calvinist

When tragedy strikes, when suffering occurs, we are forced to come face-to-face with our own theology, to determine what it is we do, in fact, believe. It isn’t as though we don’t consider various theodicies at other times, of course, as though the questions of why evil exists and why bad things happen don’t cross … Continue reading "In Which I Discover That I Am Not a Calvinist"

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