{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...

Creating Space for Beauty

I’ve found that experiencing beauty as a regular part of my day requires cultivating a welcoming space: physical space, such as having a special area to d...

Blessing Light: Candlemas

My two favorite feast days of the liturgical year are not big name celebrations. Certainly, I get goosebumps hearing the first strains of “O come, O come ...

Welcome Little Child

From a Christmas sermon by St John Chrysostom (349-407 AD): “What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you? For this wonder fills me with a...

Salty Speech

I often wish I knew how to respond with life-giving and healing words, so as I read through Colossians the past two days, Colossians 4:6 jumped out at me. Durin...