Brideshead Revisited and More on Sacrament of the Present Moment

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

For this week’s reading challenge, I moved to reading The Sacrament of the Present Moment to my morning devotional time.  A few pages a day with time to digest seems a more fitting way to consume the text.

Even at this slow pace, I have now found myself at the heart of the book.  De Caussade states that God doesn’t just speak to us in church, but we must look for what He is saying in each moment of every waking day and treat each moment as a sacrament.

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Flannery O’Connor: The Complete Stories (conclusion)

This week I completed Flannery O’Connor’s Complete Stories, which I began blogging about here.  last week, I wondered if I would find another story, that i could include in my list of favorites and in fact I did.

The story in question is, Parker’s Back, which is about a man covered with tattoos who marries a very strict, ugly, Christian woman.  The man is described as covered in tattoos except for on his back and the woman will not even cover her face with make up.  I like the symmetry of how they are described- covered and uncovered. READ MORE

Flannery O’ Connor: The Complete Short Stories

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We’ve all had those teachers.  The ones where everything they introduce is golden.  I once had a Chemistry teacher who dropped a giant chunk of Sodium in a vat of water and ran to the back of the room while the whole thing exploded.  She returned to the front of the room and said nonchalantly, “I ran to the back of the room, because my hair is still a little wet from my morning shower and I didn’t want that happening in my hair!”

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