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 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
We say it so often, sometimes more than several times a day: Thy will be done. It is the anthem of surrender. But do we stop and listen to the words as we say them? Do we let the full weight of their … more
It’s time for the familiar, seasonal conversation. Every year, it’s about the same, just with different combinations of children. They talk about what to give up for Lent. They weigh one thing … more
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