The journey of grace

Thomas Merton said in No Man is an Island that "We ought to stop taking our conscious plans and decisions with such infinite seriousness." We all have plans in life, and that is admirable. Goals are important. As some say, though, to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. We need to realize that our ways are … Continue reading The journey of grace


Zero to One (Peter Thiel)

Many things have been written about Peter Thiel's book, Zero to One, and I thought it was about time I should read it. Thiel is interesting because he and I have so many similarities: we both studied philosophy in college, we both went to law school, we both clerked for a judge, we both worked in … Continue reading Zero to One (Peter Thiel)

Who Does He Say You Are? Women Transformed by Christ in the Gospels (Colleen C. Mitchell)

This is a guest review from my wife who was the first in our house to get through this book. Gentlemen--Christmas is coming, and this would be a great addition to your wife's library. Enjoy. Nearly 9 nine years ago, I came across a handful of blogs written by mothers who--unbeknownst to them--became mentors and … Continue reading Who Does He Say You Are? Women Transformed by Christ in the Gospels (Colleen C. Mitchell)

An uneducated Education Secretary

The recent comments (and here) by Secretary of Education John King are problematic, not only because they misrepresent the reality for most homeschoolers, but because it shows that the country's education secretary is just a political figurehead. He is towing the party line, seeking to get every child into a public school without facing--or even searching … Continue reading An uneducated Education Secretary