Archive for December, 2005

You’re Not Losing A Daughter, You’re Gaining A Son

I have been asked, why I am maintaining a blog if I’m not going to use it to announce the fact that my daughter is engaged?

I suppose the answer is that while a blog is good for exposing some parts of your life, such as favorite movies, music, and random thoughts, it may not be correspondingly useful to mark the momentous events around which life itself is structured. Unless one is especially good, and especially practiced, at writing an online diary that is meant to be consumed publicly, one’s reflections on something as serious as the marriage of his children are bound to be perceived as inappropriate, bombastic, or shallow. Or maybe all three.

Now that we’ve had the private conversations with interested parties who needed to know first, I’ll just say briefly here that I’m delighted that I have a daughter that is engaged to be married, and that I’m equally delighted in her young man and in his family.

May God be praised, especially by my future son-in-law, because

“House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord.”
Proverbs 19:14


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A Good Quote

This is an oldie but goodie. “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” From G. K. Chesterton.

Chesterton’s works are a balm for the soul and a rest for the weary (but they are not for the lazy). And even though he was a diehard Catholic and hated Calvinism more than any other brand of Christianity, I find in him a kindred spirit. How weird is that? [1] [2]


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A Bach Christmas!


OK folks, THIS is where to point your browser between Dec 16 and Dec 25th. BBC Radio 3, bless them, is going to play every known work by Bach in those ten days. It’s easy to listen live wherever you have an Internet connection.

Be sure to check out the cool interactive “Bach Advent Calendar” on that page.


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