{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...

Friday Florilegium

This week I reread David Hansen’s book, Long Wandering Prayer. Eight years ago, when I first read it, it drastically changed how I approached my “qu...

Living in the Peaceable Kingdom

(No food photos this week, but instead, an even better example of the peaceable kingdom: a photo of my godson Ben sleeping, just after his baptism this past Sun...

Doing Scales

Every Friday was painful. Literally. Band-aids covered my fingers and the shaking in my voice went to the tips of my toes. Hardly any of the strings rang clearl...

40 Days

“The wind is blowing away the leaves.  I can see more of the bus barn, a field of yellow, and trucks like little toys coming and going.  They must use the...

Gratitude

Mondays are for gratitude…counting to 1000 and beyond… 193. The birth of Sarah Kathleen on Friday morning to dear friends Cathee and Brian. Yay! 194...

Worry

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than f...

This Moment

Outside my window…snows a mini-blizzard, millions of little flakes churning against the white sky. Thinking…that solitude and quiet is both a deep b...