Suffering as Idol or Icon

I won’t mince any words. The past six weeks have run the gamut from delightful to downright awful. In early December, I woke up with heart-pounding, stoma...

Enough

This year, I’m trying a radical (for me) practice: not journaling. After 26 years and thousands of pages, it felt like time to invest that writing energy ...

The Deeper Magic

Hungry and tired, she waited for the campus bus, the visible world reduced to the lamp light’s reach. The chill made her burrow deeper into her jacket, th...

{Day 26} The Contemplative Body, Part 3

The third challenge I find to contemplative awareness and the body (mind, heart, spirit) is that we often continue to do things that we know from past experienc...

{Day 25} The Contemplative Body, Part 2

In my last post exploring the importance of the body in contemplative living, I suggested that there are three challenges to paying attention to the well-being ...

{Day 24} The Contemplative Body, Part 1

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. W...

{Day 22} Creating a Lectio Table

In the past two posts, I’ve written about sacred space as a reminder of God’s presence, and as a call to prayer. Beyond having a set-apart area̵...