An Autumn Florilegium

As the days grow shorter and the slight chill weaves its way through yellowing leaves, I dream of cozy evenings, firelight, soft woolens, and holiday meals with...

Friday Florilegium

Today’s Florilegium comes not from a century-old text, but a recent unattributed post at wimp.com’s Facebook page. A NYC Taxi driver wrote: I arrive...

Friday Florilegium

  It is surprising how practical duty enriches the fancy and the heart, and action clears and deepens the affections. Indeed, no one can have a true idea of rig...

Friday Florilegium

I’m hard at work on the next chapter of the dissertation, focusing on lectio divina (divine reading). Here are some highlights from my reading: [Lectio di...

Friday Florilegium

God makes every common thing serve, if thou wilt, to enlarge that capacity of bliss in His love. Not a prayer, not an act of faithfulness in your calling, not a...

Friday Florilegium

    The mezuzah speaks of years finger touched by faith, disinterest, habit– depending on the day.   Painted over, pried at, forgotten̵...

Friday Florilegium

Today’s Florilegium is from Daily Strength for Daily Needs, and such a timely collection of quotes for our 24/7 lives. Then I said, I have labored in vain...

Friday Florilegium

To love God “with all our heart,” is to know the spiritual passion of measureless gratitude for loving-kindness, and self-devotedness to goodness; t...

Friday Florilegium

Ideas are clean. They soar in the serene supernal. I can take them out and look at them, they fit in a book, they lead me down that narrow way. And in the morni...