Posts tagged with ‘Essay’

  • “You Live a Charmed Life”

    By on January 6, 2013

    A blog reader actually said that to me yesterday. To quote my Dad’s mother, “Ha!” It is only because...

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    Polly Castor
  • Automatic and Semi-Automatic Weapons

    By on December 15, 2012

    Overall this is a blog about hope. I would feel remiss not addressing this challenging issue here. These are...

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    Polly Castor
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School Killings

    By on December 14, 2012

    Yes, that’s Newtown, a beautiful, idyllic part of my own community – the kind of place horrible things don’t...

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    Polly Castor
  • Gratitude Requires Action

    By on December 9, 2012

    I wrote the piece below for a newspaper column spot for the Saturday following Thanksgiving, but by mistake it...

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    Polly Castor
  • Writing Prompt: The Petoskey Stone Mouse

    By on September 14, 2012

    For my writing class at Creative Arts Camp we were asked to bring a favorite small object. I...

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    Polly Castor
  • Short Prayers

    By on June 27, 2012

    The Bible says in Matthew 23:14, “Woe unto you... for making long prayers.” All this suits me since...

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    Polly Castor
  • My Good Friday Sermon 2012

    By on April 6, 2012

    Every year for the past twelve years I have given a sermon as part of our clergy association’s three...

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    Polly Castor
  • Talking Clay and Discerning God’s Will

    By on March 1, 2012

    I have been working lately with a line from a Bible Lesson a couple weeks ago, “Deity which outlines...

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    Polly Castor
  • Your Actual Purpose

    By on November 13, 2011

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    Polly Castor
  • Be Your True Self

    By on November 12, 2011

    There is nothing more important than being your true self. This does not mean catering to your human personality,

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    Polly Castor
  • Today’s Fresh Thought About Heaven

    By on October 19, 2011

      Often we think of heaven as an arrival, either here or hereafter, but wisdom eventually teaches us that...

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    Polly Castor
  • Thoughts on the Tower of Babel

    By on September 28, 2011

      I have studied the story of the tower of Babel before. To me it is a lesson about...

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    Polly Castor