Posts Tagged: "teen pregnancy"

Considering Who Is In Those Pews

In Frederick Buechner‘s book Telling The Truth – The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale, he briefly describes a few people sitting in those pews on a Sunday morning…

“In the front pews the old ladies turn up their hearing aids, and a young lady slips her six year old a Lifesaver and a Magic Marker. A college sophomore home for vacation, who is there because he was dragged there, slumps forward with his chin in his hand. The vice-president of a bank who twice that week has seriously contemplated suicide places his hymnal in the rack.

A pregnant girl feels the life stir inside her.

A high-school math teacher, who for twenty years has managed to keep his homosexuality a secret… Read More

Thankful Our Father Is Not The Well Digger

I recently watched The Well Digger’s Daughter on Netflix. It’s a subtitled French film about a widowed well digger raising his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. The film got 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, so I expected it to be pretty good.

The movie is beautiful and all french-like (if you’re into that sort of thing).

The plot of the film has the well digger’s oldest daughter Patricia returning home from Paris to help raise her sisters. Her father hopes to marry her off to his loyal well-digging assistant…

But when she’s impregnated by a wealthy young pilot who promptly abandons… Read More