Advent Beauty

Where there is no beauty, create beauty, and you will find beauty. Twinkling tree lights against a darkening jewel blue sky greeted me as I walked across the vi...

Prayerlessness

The irony of my life-long interest in prayer is my constant wrestling with prayerlessness. At times it has been simply the result of not making time or taking t...

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 ...