Monthly Archives: July 2009

Twitter.com

I’m working on getting a Twitter “Follow Me” button up on my website, but, until then, here’s my Twitter name, carmenbutcher. Come follow along! All are invited! I have to say that I want to make sure my Twitter button … Continue reading

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True Success

My best friend, Beth, said tonight over the phone that the only real success is in how much we experience the presence of God in our lives, or maybe she said success is how much we recognize God’s presence in … Continue reading

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The tongue is a fire

and the world is tinder/tender. Woah. James 3 might be my favorite passage in the Bible, if it weren’t for Philippians 2 or 1 Corinthians 13 or John 1. Okay, so it’s hard. Then there are all of those great … Continue reading

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Father Keating’s Sermon

This fall 2008 sermon by Father Thomas Keating is worth watching and listening to, but I most enjoyed the short blessing at the end for the way his eyes light up with real joy. It’s like a glimpse of his … Continue reading

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Lux Veritas After a Trip to the Tellus Museum with John

Léon was right 150 plus years ago already. Truly Foucault was not lyin’, and I know it—not only because one wooden tile is knocked down every ten minutes in Cartersville, but also because sometimes I sense I’m never really thinking, … Continue reading

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Brother Lawrence Unplugged

There are literally one billion books on Brother Lawrence and his awesomely down-to-earth way of praying and knowing God, but in researching an article for Christianity Today, I have found the two best ones out there. I’ll tell you about … Continue reading

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Catching a Fish

John and I were fishing recently when we caught joy. Like this. We were at my parents’ house. John was fishing with a fake minnow and I with my trusty, rubber, weedless, double-hook red-and-black worm (no connection with my having … Continue reading

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Fishing in Green Water

This summer, my son and I have gotten away by ourselves, to fish. He can cast like an experienced fisherman, and it tickles me that he loves the outdoors so much. We have a favorite lake, and we go there … Continue reading

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