The Snitch and the Mystery of the Divine

For me, the word seeker conjures up images of Quidditch, a team game played in the Harry Potter universe.  A seeker is a player that searches for the snitch: a small, golden ball with wings that flits to and fro at the speed of light.  The snitch is tough to see and it’s a tedious job to keep after it, especially when you have other things flying at you trying to knock you down.  Typically, the team that captures the snitch is the team that wins the match.

People who continue to learn new things of one kind or another typically have fuller lives.  Some studies have even shown that lifelong learning helps reduce cognitive decline and can also help with depression.  In short, those that continue to learn win at life.  I mean, as much as you can win at adulting (which sometimes doesn’t feel like winning at all).

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Theology From Old Bibles

Shortly before mom died, we had to sell her house in order to pay for her continuing medical and living expenses.  For that to happen, I needed to clean it out.  To say it was a daunting task would be an understatement.  You see, Mom was a hoarder.  I spent two days combing through 20-year-old church bulletins and grocery ads from 1998 trying to find important stuff like financial documents, pictures, and the like.  I wish I would have had about a month to go through everything because I know that we threw out a bunch of stuff that I would have liked to keep.  I did manage to find three of her Bibles and have recently gone through those reading her notes. Continue reading