Faith Can Move Mountains (And Save Babies)

Daniel’s entry into the world was as turbulent as his personality is fierce. Hundreds of friends and strangers prayed with us for a safe delivery, and we feared that even then he may always struggle with his health. Today he’s a strong, wild, beautiful boy.
So as the first anniversary of his arrival comes to an end, I’m saying prayers of gratitude for the tiny person God gave us a little bit early- frightening us just enough to show us what faith is, and reminding us that we achieve nothing on our own.


The Spring House Gazebo

Under-appreciated historical fact:

In October of 1927, George Remus (a Chicago lawyer and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for Jay Gatsby) shot and killed his wife in front of this gazebo. This took place after she cheated on him with his former cellmate, liquidated his entire bootlegging empire while he was in prison, attempted (and failed) to have him deported and/or assassinated, and then tried to divorce him.

Remus defended himself in court, brought in an alienist (the term used before ‘psychiatrist’ was coined) to argue that the “majority of normal men” would have shot their wives under the same circumstances, …