Tag Archives: Wendell Berry

Stand still

National Poetry Month, Day 6  //  “It may be,” Wendell Berry opined, “that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” It used to be, when I reached such a place in my life, I […]

On growing toward wholeness

Like a menu from a New Jersey diner, there’s something for everyone in what we know as the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). We could look at it through the lens of the elder son, who followed the rules and did what was expected of him, and we could understand his irritation when […]

The treasures of darkness

When I was a young child, I was afraid of the dark. Actually, it wasn’t the dark I feared; I was afraid of what was in the dark, those indescribable monsters that lurked under my bed or in my closet. It was a long way from the light switch beside the door to my bed […]