The nose knows

Paul describes knowledge as a scent. God “uses us to spread abroad the fragrance of the knowledge of himself,” he says. (2 Cor. 2:14, REB) I understand that the sense of smell brings back memory and emotion more viscerally than does any other sense. I remember smelling my grandmother’s apartment in some strange place six… Continue reading The nose knows

Categorized as Devotional


I took Tori to the Portland State library so she could read some articles for a paper she’s writing. She studies steadily, with a calm discipline that amazes me. Read her way carefully through two articles in difficult academic journals, taking careful notes. She’s old enough to look perfectly at home in a college library,… Continue reading Footnotes