Life and faith after college, retiring faculty and teachers, seniors talk about their education and the next chapter in their lives, and more.
Elizabeth Foss
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I recently spoke with a woman in her early 30s who was surprised to find herself in an extended period of darkness. She and her husband had suffered a job loss, a pregnancy loss, and a move resulting … more
I see it happening, the unfolding of a girl’s heart towards the warmth and light of community. And then, just as the petals are in full flower, I watch what seems nearly inevitable: petals pulled … more
I remember the ride home from the hospital with each of them. Nine times, putting precious cargo — so tiny and new and miraculous — into the car. Nine times, driving ever so carefully, with the … more
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy, and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” Those words were published in C. S. Lewis’ The Weight of … more
It is the season of diplomas and honors, recognition and resumes. As the flurry swirls around me, I find myself thinking increasingly of humility. When a young person sets out on the course of … more
She almost jumped out of the car in the still dark morning at the airport, about bursting in her eagerness to go with me on a grand adventure. We were to fly across the country together and meet her … more
The family is the setting in which a new life is not only born but also welcomed as a gift of God. Each new life “allows us to appreciate the utterly gratuitous dimension of love, which never … more
I have a personal relationship with Christ. That is, He and I talk off and on all day long, inside my head. It’s our relationship — real, alive and very much awake and aware of my world, the … more
I’m in a precarious position as I write this column. It is the Friday before Palm Sunday. We are but a few days from Holy Week. This column will be published on Holy Thursday, just as the most … more
“You get to write the story.” The first time I said it this week was via text message to a boy in despair. You get to write it. You’re the hero of your story, and you get to decide how it … more
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