quotes from Unexpected Gifts by Christopher L. Heuertz

Christopher L. Heuertz’s Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community “The most authentic (communities) are on a continual journey of failing miserably.” (xiv) “In our own freedom, we still go about making mistakes, disappointing ourselves and others, living with guilt, shame, regret, or fear that the consequences of our worst moments will catch up to … Continue reading quotes from Unexpected Gifts by Christopher L. Heuertz

why I love Tolstoy

From Anna Karenina written by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Kitty & Levin ‘If I can be forgiven, forgive me,’ her eyes said, ‘I am so happy.’ ‘I hate everybody, including you and myself,’ his eyes answered, and he picked up his hat. (53) Vronsky “…and how Vronsky looked at her … Continue reading why I love Tolstoy

Moments with Books

“A waitress came and stood over them. She tapped her pencil on the order pad. ‘What can I get you?’ she said. Her name tag spelled out her name in all-capital letters: RITA! Flora narrowed her eyes. The exclamation point made Rita seem untrustworthy, or, at the very least, insincere.” from Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & … Continue reading Moments with Books