Monthly Archives: November 2013

“What Kind of a God?”

“What Kind of a God?” I have been following, with a mixture of emotions — including curiosity and claustrophobia — C. S. Lewis’s account, in Surprised by Joy, of his conversion to theism (belief in a personal God) from his … Continue reading

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“Faith”

“Faith” What is the place of faith in a woman’s life or a man’s?  In what should we have faith and when is it best to withhold it? As a small child, it’s been reported that I was standing on … Continue reading

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“Success”

“Success”  When I was about twenty-five, I said to a friend, “I thought, when I’d be twenty- five, I’d be at least wonderful.  But I’m not.” What did I mean by “at least wonderful”?  I think it meant, at home … Continue reading

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“Finding Mr. Right”

“Finding Mr. Right” To marry off Abigail was never a cinch. My undergraduate years passed in a women’s college to which I commuted from a home that interested me more than my professors did, much less the callow young male … Continue reading

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