Month: May 2013

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Envy

I’m almost finished with my exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins. The penultimate sin is Envy, which is the sin of envying other people. If Wrath is about allowing a natural visceral emotion to become so uncontrolled that it leads […]

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Wrath

We’re just whipping right through the Seven Deadly Sins here. I understand lust, gluttony, and avarice, I can grasp the subtle nuances of sloth, but wrath… Hmm. God gets wrathful, right? Also, being angry is just sort of a natural […]

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Sloth

I’m a hard worker. I think most people who know me will agree with this. And yet, I can remember talking with a friend, a preacher’s wife, who explained her clean and tidy home by saying, “I’m never idle.” I’m […]

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Avarice

The next of the Seven Deadly Sins is avarice, or greed. Like lust and gluttony, this one is also about excess and wrong focus. We should work for a living, we can enjoy the fruits of our labors, but when […]

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Gluttony

The second of the Seven Deadly Sins is gluttony. Gluttony is about enjoying food and drink inappropriately, as lust is about enjoing sex inappropriately. Church fathers listed a lot of ways of being a glutton: eating to satisfy taste rather […]

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Lust

First on the list of seven deadly sins is lust. Sex is not a sin, since it is the method given to us for procreation, and sexual desire appears to be adaptive, since it not only leads to children, but […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins

I’m not sure what reminded me of the Seven Deadly Sins — I have a very high level of information intake, and often it goes very quickly. Something did, though, and I have decided to think about them a bit. […]

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Block Party

Yesterday the menfolks and I went to the downtown block party. The merchants of Block Street threw a little party — or quite a big party, I guess — with music and booths. There were organizations and little vendors, and […]

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May

May is a lot like paradise around here. True, we had some snow a couple of weeks ago, but the current weather is our usual May: fresh mornings, sultry afternoons, and balmy evenings, with the occasional thunderstorm. Yesterday we went […]

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Graduation Day

Just one beautiful picture of the campus where #2 son graduated yesterday. We got up at 4:00 and left around 5:30 to get there. We helped #2 son pack up and clean up his apartment attended the commencement ceremony, took […]