Essays

My One Temptation to Protestantism

            My one temptation to Protestantism is their lack of the sacrament of Confession (also called Penance).  I am only tempted thusly when I am particularly ashamed by something I have to...

In Addition to Itching, Broadleaf Plantain Balm Also Helps Relieve My Uselessness as a Wife and Mother

            I put the book down that I had been reading aloud about a pioneer woman who had saved her dying child.  My son was studying pioneer times and we were reading a historical novel about a...

Christ Came to Visit Me Twice Last Week

            Christ came to visit me twice last week. The first time he stopped by my house in the form of a door-to-door salesman.  It had rained all day so the weather was very cool and refreshing...

Embracing Dingy Socks and the Wider Lesson They Teach

            At the doctor’s office, I was told to undress and get into a gown by the nurse.  As I started to untie my shoes, the nurse said, “Cool shoes!” as she gathered her things to leave....