Tag: quotes

diseases of the spirit

American religion is conspicuous for its messianically pretentious energy, its embarrassingly banal prose, and its impatiently hustling ambition. None of these marks is remotely biblical. […]

Clever and Lazy is Best

“I divide my officers into four classes; the clever, the lazy, the industrious, and the stupid. Each officer possesses at least two of these qualities. […]

We grow, God prunes

When you spend your life working hard to make things happen, you’re tempted to think you’ve earned every good thing you enjoy and deserve every […]

Mark Twain: The Law of Narrative

Someday – when I’m brave enough – I’ll write like Mark Twain. He manages to be sparse yet fully furnished. Like a minimalist home with […]

a wee part of life

What a wee little part of a person’s life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is […]

Hello, Owen!

Ever wonder what it sounds like to be mobbed by 50 adoring teens as you hike up the trail to David’s Waterfall at En Gedi? Wait no […]

C.S. Lewis: Only Lazy People Work Hard

  It was a favorite theme of C.S. Lewis that only lazy people work hard. By lazily abdicating the essential work of deciding and directing, […]