laughter and hope

In her idea-spurring book, Make a List, Marilyn McEntyre describes list-making as a spiritual exercise. She describes how the making of lists can shape, form, and reveal us - while she also shares a number of her own as examples and food for thought. One of them, "What marriage teaches us," includes these ideas: There‚Äôs…

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Why children enchant us

The writer Marilyn McEntyre has put out a book on, of all things, lists. McEntyre takes what seems to be a completely practical task, and turns it into a spiritual exercise. She gives the insight that list-making does more than help us do things; it also, and more importantly, helps us see things. Like her…

The Best List Ever

Have you noticed how lists are so much a part of our lives? The Bible starts with a list, and our country was founded with one. But there are also folks out there making lists who surely can be doing something better with their time. Instead, they are giving us a list for crazy conspiracy…