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    Discernment

    Slumps and Winning Streaks

    Psychologists study a phenomenon called "disregard of regression toward the mean." This is our tendency to expect that extreme performance will continue. ...

    A Lector’s Margin Notes

    I probably can't describe how I know if and when I'm hearing from the Almighty without sounding odd.  Let's just say I've (pretty much)...
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    Desire and the Church

    During this week of Pentecost I have been thinking about the Church as an institution, a community launched by Christ and gifted with the...

    How Does God Speak?

    How do I know God is speaking to me? It's not easy to tell, and it's hard to explain to others when it...

    How to Survive Desolation

    What's the most important key to surviving desolation?  I vote for patience.  This author says it's  "sufficient grace," quoting Ignatius: A person who is in...

    Ignatian Decision Making

    I'm proud to announce the publication of What's Your Decision? How to Make Choices with Confidence and Clarity.  This is a book about using...

    The most beautiful thing in the world

    ...is a child sleeping.  I am sometimes awed by just the feeling that rises up in me when beholding one of my daughters asleep;...

    Resolutions?

    I'm not one to make new year's resolutions, but because my calendar now says 2010 I can't help but think a little about them. I...
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    Congressman Cao's Discernment

    Anh "Joseph" Cao got a lot of attention last December when he became the first Vietnamese-American to be elected to Congress. He was in...

    Living with Purpose

    In my freshman seminar yesterday, my class and I were discussing Plato’s Republic, and specifically his strong focus on thinking about the good of...

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