Say Hello to My Not-so-Little Friend (yet to be named).

Howdy, ST and All! Thought I'd share a pic of my dendrobium orchid. Originally, she was a gift to my Mom for Mother's Day. She hadn't bloomed since Mom P.'s passing, so I was surprised - to say the least - to see this beautiful sight this morning. (I hadn't seen her bloom for so … Continue reading Say Hello to My Not-so-Little Friend (yet to be named).

Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity” – Why Me, Lord? (Book III, f & g)

Greetings ST, 'Sieurs, 'Ettes, and All! Welcome back to our continuing exploration of the work of C. S. “Jack” Lewis .  When we last attended Prof. Lewis's 'broadcast talks' (collected in the book titled Mere Christianity), we'd come to the end of the preliminary explorations of part one: "Right and Wrong as a Clue to the … Continue reading Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity” – Why Me, Lord? (Book III, f & g)

From the Chaplain’s Corner – A Song for Trinity Sunday: “When Love Comes to Town” – U2/B. B. King (1989)

Hello, All! On this Sunday-into-Monday, here's a musical meditation for these fractured/fractious times: "When Love Comes to Town" written by Bono of U2 for B. B. King. The full lyrics are below the video clip. Peace and Blessings, ~Chaps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1GLDGiLE4c Hopeful blues from Bono and B. B. King "When Love Comes To Town" Yeah, yeah, … Continue reading From the Chaplain’s Corner – A Song for Trinity Sunday: “When Love Comes to Town” – U2/B. B. King (1989)

Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity”- The Logic and Love behind the Law (Book III, d & e)

Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! Welcome back to our continuing exploration of the work of C. S. "Jack" Lewis . When we last sat in on Prof. Lewis's broadcast lectures that come to us as Mere Christianity, we'd arranged to tidy up his discussion of the existence of a moral dimension in human beings: … Continue reading Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity”- The Logic and Love behind the Law (Book III, d & e)

From the Chaplain’s Bookshelf: “A Prayer for Memorial Day” [05302020]

Hello ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All, On this traditional date for the marking of Memorial Day in the US, by request I offer a prayer by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, written in 2011; and a video performance of "Taps" at various sites in Washington, DC, by solo buglers of the US Marine … Continue reading From the Chaplain’s Bookshelf: “A Prayer for Memorial Day” [05302020]

Thoughts from the Chaplain’s Corner: Observing Memorial Day [25 May 2020]

Hello ST, 'Sieurs, 'Ettes, and All!As the U.S. observes Memorial Day, in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf, here's a reflection on one such young man's selfless death by our old friend C. S. Lewis. It's part of the fictional correspondence between "Screwtape" (a master-tempter) and his nephew (an apprentice-tempter) … Continue reading Thoughts from the Chaplain’s Corner: Observing Memorial Day [25 May 2020]

Thoughts From the Chaplain’s Corner: Advice in Adversity from CSL (via a friend once known as Pseudodyonisius)

Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! This showed up on my News Feed on Facebook today. I'm sharing it on "throwback Thursday" here as a snack to tide us over until our next extended visit with C. S. Lewis. The friend (with whom some here are also acquainted) who posted it has a knack for … Continue reading Thoughts From the Chaplain’s Corner: Advice in Adversity from CSL (via a friend once known as Pseudodyonisius)

Lewis for Learning and Leisure III-c: “Mere Christianity” (The Morals of the Story)

Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! First, may I say Happy Eastertide/Welcome Spring - at least where I'm writing this - and welcome back to our ongoing look at the work of C. S. "Jack" Lewis. When we paused in our exploration of Mere Christianity Prof. Lewis was emphasizing for his listeners and readers that, … Continue reading Lewis for Learning and Leisure III-c: “Mere Christianity” (The Morals of the Story)