catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Staying In

vol. 10, num. 2 :: 2011.01.28 — 2011.02.10

In some parts of the world, the gray and cold of winter inspires a need to escape emotionally, physically and otherwise. What does it look like to stick it out through all seasons and to stick it out well? In what ways is winter nourishing and necessary?



Staying in to tend the fire

Learning to stay present to God in each moment on the cusp of a lay monastic novitiate.


Home to stay

A reflection on practicing a domestic liturgy.


Snowed in

On the advantages and disadvantages of fleeing winter's darkness.

Do not disterb

A family learns to trust the Spirit and stay inside -- until it's time.

From a death we should be glad of?

A reflection on the merits of an underappreciated season.

Sitting out Snowmageddon

How a hotel became the perfect retreat from a literal and figurative snowstorm.


In case you missed it the first time

Ten things I love about winter (to get me through)

On appreciating the unique benefits of a cold season.

Be still and know

On the value of showing up for a time of silence.

Ten things to do during bad weather

Ways to amuse children indoors, but out of the house.

Weaving the web


Kelly Foster writes about a winter visit to her boyfriend’s family home in Minnesota.


Winter is for Lingering

Rebecca Horton on learning to appreciate the cold season.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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