Entries by Andrew Gretzinger

Spiritual Restlessness

Some quotes get more mileage than others, but one that I have often heard quoted is one from The Confessions of St. Augustine of Hippo which says, “my heart is restless until it rests in you”.  Most of the time this is used to talk conversion and finding rest in Christ at conversion.  But for […]

What Now for Ireland?

“Then I, Daniel, was exhausted and sick for days. Then I got up again and carried on the king’s business… (Daniel 8:27)”     When I went to bed last night the country where I’m a citizen, Ireland, greatly protected the lives of the unborn.  This morning they do not.  The headlines are pretty in […]


TGIM I remember a story of a seminary professor who used to come in every Monday morning and would write TGIM on the chalkboard in big block letters.  This acronym stood for, “Thank God It’s Monday”.  It stood in direct opposition to the popular (and worldly) expression of TGIF, or “Thank God It’s Friday”.  It’s […]

What’s the Difference Between a Weed and a Flower?

One of the things I’ve always been a strong advocate for in parenting is letting your children work along with you.  This can lead to some frustrating projects to be sure, but in spite of the frustration, the dividends are well worth this investment in your children.  Recently I was doing a bit of gardening […]