catapult magazine

catapult magazine
To:_____, From:______

vol. 3, num. 20 :: 2004.12.03 — 2004.12.16

It?s better to give than to receive, but don?t look a gifthorse in the mouth. Fortunately, gifts and giving are so much more than our cultural expressions convey. An exploration of the theme of gifts.



Cynicism vs. gifts of grace

On seeking genuine celebration during the holidays.


Bratz vs. books

Struggling with agenda-driven giving at Christmas time.


Given with love

Shopping for Christmas gifts can be an opportunity to practice our deepest values.

To Johanna, on your baptism

A gift takes the form of knowledge conveyed in a letter.


Every time a bell rings

A review and discussion questions for a holiday classic.


In case you missed it the first time

Christmas gifts with conscience

We've compiled a listing of great places to buy Christmas gifts this year, from intangible humanitarian gifts to practical gifts that support good companies.

A season of acceptance

As Christmas approaches, we can prepare to accept God's good gifts by setting aside our own efforts and becoming like little children.

Weaving the web

Alternatives for Simple Living

A fortune of resources?many for free?on celebrating and living with intention.


Opening heart and home

What Dorothy Day taught us all about the gift of hospitality.


Someone is giving me the evil eye

A gift of weird whimsy from Exploding Dog.




Meeting God in the kitchen

On the language of food, in the everyday and in the feast.



A timely reminder that Sabbath is a gift, not a burden.

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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