life and death

life, by definition, always moves forward

Vitality is this balance (not always delicate) between birth and burial, falling leaves and emerging new buds, plenty and want, planting and harvesting, admiring the fruit and returning it to the soil, rocking chairs in nurseries and rocking chairs on front porches, gaining a foothold – and then letting go.

when death helps explain life

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26 A couple of days ago I posted… Read More ›

sepia-toned childhood

y immediate Maul family may not be very extensive in terms of numbers (there are 12 of us now that my brother is gone), but we’re scattered far and wide geographically thanks to the continuing adventures of Andrew and Naomi…. Read More ›