All posts by Cate MacDonald

On Lent and Hard Times: An Introduction

February 17th is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Around this time last year I wrote a reflection on fasting as it is portrayed in Isaiah, wondering at the nature of a true fast. I think it’s sort...

/ February 9, 2010

Quoting without Comment

Does it ever give thee pause, that men used to have a soul – not by hearsay alone, or as a figure of speech; but as a truth that they knew and acted upon. Verily it was another world then…...

/ January 28, 2010

New Year, New You, If Only

New Year’s day has come and gone and with it a culture wide battery of resolutions. This is the year we will all be thinner, watch less TV, learn a new skill, read that one book everyone is talking about,...

/ January 20, 2010

Worth Reading

Assuming that there are those of you out there who read our blog but do not read Scriptorium Daily (which might be an inaccurate assumption), I thought I’d refer you to John Mark Reynold’s most recent post. In it he provides a simple...

/ January 14, 2010

Thankfulness, Envy, and a Very Blue Berry

It seems particularly indicative of the state of my life right now that I am writing about thankfulness on December 1st. A day late and a dollar short would be a great sort of motto for me if it wasn’t...

/ December 2, 2009

Friendship, I guess

You guys, you will not believe what I am about to do. And I am sorry. Really. I’ve tried to figure out a way around this, but it can’t be helped. I am starting this post with a definition from...

/ September 15, 2009

Backyard Character

Hi everyone, remember me? After a couple of guest posts and many years of faithful reading, I’ve come to join the boys as a regular contributor here at Mere-O. I tried to link my previous posts for you but, well,...

/ September 2, 2009

The Fast the Lord has Chosen

Editor’s Note:  During the Lenten season, we have invited other writers to join us to help remove the pressure to produce content from us regulars.  On that note, I am pleased to introduce Cate MacDonald, a friend, a graduate of...

/ March 9, 2009