Other deadly sins are like venomous snakes. Poised, tail rattling, wrath or lust can strike deep at a single moment, destroying a marriage, a reputation or a life. You think Envy should be a venial sin, that it’s more like an annoying mosquito bite than a deadly snakebite. But, other sins only have certain seasons, …

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Our family was not one that did the nightly bath ritual for kids. How could you with eight kids? Instead we had some combination of Saturday night baths, or a few-minute-morning shower snuck into the queue in one of the two bathrooms, and something my mom called (and I hated the term) spit baths.  And …

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