LifeCraft Lorem Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:52:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 LifeCraft 32 32 A Husband: Responsible for the Household Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:52:54 +0000 Ischomachus’s wife: “My mother told me that my job was to be responsible.” Ischomachus: “My father gave me the same advice.” Xenophon, The Estate Manager One casualty of the decline of the household is that men and women don’t see their role in it as central to their life and identity. This phenomenon is dramatically […]]]> 0 Stewardship: A Way of Life Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:56:20 +0000 “To husband is to use with care, to keep, to save, to make last, to conserve.” Wendell Berry, The Way of Ignorance In this post I want briefly to examine the meaning of stewardship. In two following posts I will examine more specifically how stewardship pertains to the household and then give a concrete plan […]]]> 0 LifeCraft: The New Bacon from Acorns Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:33:16 +0000 “How one should order one’s own affairs is not clear and needs inquiry.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics I am happy to announce today significant new offerings at this website. Bacon from Acorns has been my effort to share what I am blessed to call my ‘profession’—philosophy, or the love of wisdom—with a broader audience. I strive […]]]> 6 The Beauty of a Wedding Anniversary Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:56:42 +0000 “My soul takes pleasure in three things, and they are beautiful in the sight of the Lord and of men; agreement between brothers, friendship between neighbors, and a wife and a husband who live in harmony.” Sirach Among these three beautiful things, the third perhaps stands out as most notable and worthy of honor and […]]]> 8 Christmas: The End of the Power of Wickedness Tue, 24 Dec 2019 13:27:09 +0000 …He makes His passage into mortal life at a time in which the darkness was beginning to fail, and the vast expanse of night to fade away before the exceeding brightness of the light. For the death of sin had brought an end of wickedness which from henceforth tends to nothing by reason of the […]]]> 8 Belloc on Observing Christmas Wed, 18 Dec 2019 13:50:19 +0000 Christmas is not the birth of Christ; what the birth of Christ was, and is, will never change. Christmas is a celebration, a remembrance and marking of the birth of Christ – and it has changed, and is still changing. “People ask themselves how much remains of this observance and of the feast and its […]]]> 4