Habits of the Heart

I read an article today on the subject of cultivating virtuous habits. The main arguments were interesting, but what stood out to me the most was this claim made almost in passing: “Virtue is not the absence of desire for sin — it is the absence of sin despite the desire to sin!” Maybe when ...

What Brings Life

I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year. Sure, I could make my primary focus “reading more books” or “writing more regularly” or “exercising more often.” Those are all good things. Those are all goals of mine. But my greatest desire isn’t something I can check off a list. It wouldn’t be great if ...