Monthly Archives: March 2011

Candace update: 1 year

It’s been a little over a year since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and began treatment (see December update). I recently had an MRI and CT scan to see if anything new has cropped up, and praise God, everything … Continue reading

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Jeff McSwain, Movements of Grace

Over the last year or so, I’ve become very thankful for, and greatly blessed by, the ministry of Jeff McSwain. McSwain grew up in a youth ministry context as the son of a Young Life leader, and studied at a … Continue reading

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Tillman Comstock, Jr.

In 2008 my father-in-law, Tillman Comstock, Jr., passed away on March 19, which happens also to be his youngest daughter’s birthday. At his memorial service, which happened to be on Easter weekend of that year, I offered the following tribute … Continue reading

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Candace Moon

There’s an Owl Moon, a Harvest Moon, a Bad Moon, a Mississippi Moon, a Moon River, Shepherd Moons, and a Grandfather Moon; so why not a Candace Moon? As Rachel puts it: Even the moon celebrates Mom’s birthday! Tomorrow, March … Continue reading

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Can these voices live again?

Long, long ago in a far away galaxy, I directed the OBU Planetarium. Photo by Bill Pope My favorite show during my time there was Starstruck Tonight, which interweaved science and art, astronomy, poetry, mythology and human creativity, all in … Continue reading

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Thesis pearls

“Pearls” are attained at great price. Frodo once answered Gildor: “It is said, ‘Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.’” “Is it indeed?” laughed Gildor. “Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day

Holidays This week, spring break at OU, is also the week of St. Patrick’s Day! Our family celebrates March vigorously and joyously in the spirit of Celtic Christianity. Rachel and Hannah [update: and now Susanna!] participate in an Irish dance … Continue reading

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