“We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome.”

–G. K. Chesterton Orthodoxy p.11

“You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.”

–C. S. Lewis The Weight of Glory


“When all the members of the family yield themselves to God, subscribe with their hands to be the Lord’s and surname themselves by the name of Israel, and the master of the family, with himself, gives up all his right, title, and interest, in his house, and all that belongs to it, unto God, to be used for him, and disposed of by him, here is a church in the house.”

— Reverend Matthew Henry, 1704


“Let power go before control becomes a crust around your soul.”

–Michael Card “Sunrise of Your Smile” from Scribbling in the Sand (CD)


“Human kind can not bear very much reality”

–T.S. Eliot “Murder in the Cathedral”

Home and Peace

“Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.”

–Mother Teresa, most likely from an speech at the Celebration of the Family in Rome

Hope and Adjustment

“Adjustment, for that matter, may be the one lesson hope has to give, serving us best when we begin to find what we didn’t know we wanted in what the future brings.”

Wesley McNair, “The Future” from Talking in the Dark

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