Wandering In The Wilderness

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My journey through life & raising my family in Minnesota after moving from Iowa to British Columbia and eventually landing in St. Louis Park and buying a house in North Minneapolis

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: faith, parenting, religion, Christianity, musings, North Minneapolis, church, community

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Of Books and Blizzards on Feb 5, 2012 in BooksAfter the boys are in bed one of us (usually me) reads to them a bit from a "Little House on the Prairie" book. Right now we're in the middle of The Long Winter. Which is ironic because we really haven't had much of a winter here. In the book, the In...



Of Concerts, Culture, and Church on Feb 3, 2012I remember reading that the Minneapolis metro area has the highest per capita average of museums/theaters/cultural venues of any city in the US. Not bad for a little Midwestern city. And they do a good job at keeping many of them accessible. The Minn...



The Gospel According to Colbert on Feb 1, 2012 in quotes"If this is going to be a Christian nation tht doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then...



The Parable of the Neighbor Kid on Jan 31, 2012 in Life in North MinneapolisI had a talk to the neighbor boy tonight. I wasn't looking forward to it, but it needed to happen. I was hoping he'd come talk to me, but it didn't seem like that was going to happen. So when I was in the yard taking dish towels off the clothesline a...



More Reflections from the Abbey Guesthouse on Jan 28, 2012The monks enter for the evening incense vigil. In two rows they approach the altar. Two by two they bow before the altar and then turn, bowing to each other as they back away. The incense is placed in the censer. The smoke begins to rise, filling the...



Reflections from the Abbey Guesthouse on Jan 28, 2012This morning I woke up on a semi-hard mattress in a dark room. I peer out the window. I faintly see the outline of the trees along the lake, but otherwise darkness blankets the snow-covered landscape. I put on my clothes as my friend and roommate Pet...