Author Archives: Kate Harris

Oikonomia and Ordinary Life

Editor’s Note: The following is the edited transcription of a talk given to participants of the TWI Come and See Vocation Conference July 16-17, 2013 in Washington, DC.  “The domestic joys, the daily housework or business, the building of houses, … more »

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Resource List: Motherhood

It feels bold to offer a definitive list of resources on motherhood knowing how vast and deep the bench is, but to take a slightly different spin on what might be a traditional slate, this list focuses on the work … more »

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Fidelity: To abide, to belong

“…what fidelity is meant to protect is the possibility of moments when what we have chosen and what we desire are the same.” -Wendell Berry, The Body and The Earth June seems an optimal time to talk about fidelity. It … more »

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Broad Places

…You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip. -Psalm 18:36 Just after my high school graduation, before heading east for college, I was working in a mountain resort town in my home … more »

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The Myth of Balance

Several months ago I was invited to lead a breakout seminar at a conference on calling and the common good, offering some reflections about what it looks like to take up calling across all of life, but especially with a … more »

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The Heart of Vocation

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela It is hard to go very far in conversations … more »

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Wounds that Heal the World

One day, John knew, Heaven would come down and mend God’s broken world and make it our true, perfect home once again.  And he knew, in some mysterious way that would be hard to explain, that everything was going to … more »

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Gifts and Griefs

All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have their common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes. -Cormac McCarthy, The Road And this will be a sign for you: you will … more »

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Advent Resources

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us … more »

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Picking What We Pick: On Sigrid Undset and More

Now here she sat with a contrite heart – not because she had sinned against God but because she was unhappy that she had been allowed to follow her will to the road’s end.              … more »

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