Consolation

I recently read a book called Theological Reflections: Methods, a wonderful exploration of various ways people in the Christian tradition think and feel their w...

Maturity

The image of perfection and the perfect life captivates:  a vision of beauty, a compelling illusion, promising wonders in return for abandoning and disowning th...

Intention

In your immediate circumstances, imagine the next hour devoid of meaning.  What would you do? How would you feel at the end? In your immediate circumstances, no...

Commit to Your Life

As I walked yesterday, thoughts about my prospectus swirled in my mind, as they have for months.  Fifteen pages seems so small compared to papers and projects I...

Eucharisto

If spring is hello, autumn is thank you. After a particularly long four weeks, walking sometimes gently and  sometimes stubbornly with  personal and academic fe...

Begin Today

“How you spend your days is how you spend your life.” Last December,  I began this blog as an exploration of contemplative living, but over time, wr...

Air

As swimmers dare to lie face to the sky and water bears them, as hawks rest upon air and air sustains them, so would I learn to attain freefall, and float into ...

Night Prayer

Lord, dear lover of my heart, I see you in the dance of Light The play of leaves The healing lines of heart sacrifice Be to me my all Be to me my hope In this c...

Word of the Day: Hope

As I watched the inauguration today, I was hopeful for my country. I am hopeful for the spirit that is inspiring many, many people to believe that we (each one ...