Housewife Theologian

The Gospel Interrupting the Ordinary

Here Comes the Landslide

Continuing with my reposts from my “Songs” category, this is one of my favorite articles I’ve written.  One of my all-time favorite songs is Landslide, by Stevie Nicks. For a long time, I have felt a connection with this song, and to her voice in it. In looking into Stevie’s reasons behind the lyrics, it […]

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God’s Grace Displaces Us

If you’ve read any Flannery O’Connor, you are aware of her proclivity to take the reader into the darkness of humanity amidst the everyday, mundane life. She shows us that maybe our ordinary is familiar and common, but it is anything but unexceptional. We discover much about ourselves and the condition of our souls from […]

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Reading Reflection

I read a blog today that had a great point. The title: Don’t Preach Santa to Yourself, written by Gloria Furman. With the stores getting all their Christmas on already, Gloria realizes how we sometimes treat our spiritual lives like our relationship with Santa Claus. Sometimes we fall into the trap of keeping a tally […]

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Hypocrites of Grace

We just love to talk about grace. We sing about it, marvel as receivers of it, say it before meals…we think we have a good, healthy handle on what grace means. But I don’t really think we do most of the time. I think we have a taste of what grace means. Surely, we know […]

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Reading Reflection:

Martin Luther’s Tabletalk, translated and edited by William Hazlitt, Esq. (Christian Heritage, reprinted 2003) This is a great book (with a neat story behind it) that outlines Luther’s convictions freely given through conversation in the intimate relationships with his friends and disciples. As anyone fortunate enough to have dinner or go on a walk with […]

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The Horror Film God

Sometimes we take an attribute of God, and inflate it beyond its holy goodness.  Subsequently, we see God only through those refashioned glasses.  Today I want to talk about a wonderful attribute of God, his omniscience.  First I will share how this attribute can be twisted to not be the proper picture of God at […]

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Reading Reflection:

The City of God, St. Augustine (The Modern Library, 2000) Although this particular edition that I have is from 2000, Augustine was an ordained priest at Hippo, and completed this book in the year 426.  I read this book years ago,  but I like to pick it up every now and then for a little spiritual […]

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