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Discernment

The Art of Discernment

Ignatian spirituality teaches that God wants to play a role in our decisions and that through discernment we can make decisions that are aligned...

Invitation to Be Bold

In January 2023, the Lord invited me to hope. At the time, I faced a long journey ahead of rebuilding myself, body and soul,...

Where Is It You Don’t Want to Go?

Consolation is sometimes painful. On the surface, we fun-seeking humans will do lots of things that are not of God to avoid feeling bad, to...

Tuning In to God’s Voice

I’d been a nervous wreck for days. In the next four weeks, I had several major projects due. Each endeavor was an opportunity for...

Starting from a Position of Freedom

Another word for indifference is freedom. Ignatius says that to make good decisions, we must try to be free from personal preferences, societal expectations,...

Attuning to God in Silence

Frequently in the Gospels, we see Jesus withdrawing from a crowd to be alone with God. Early in his public ministry, he is clearly...

False Consolation

In the rules for the Second Week the evil tactics of the enemy present themselves under the appearance of good. At first glance they...

The Mandolin Dilemma

For a brief period of time, I took mandolin lessons under a tree. I was living in Bolivia and had acquired a new mandolin and...

Attuning to God’s Voice Within

My sons are now teens. It seems like just yesterday I put them down for a nap after lunch, and now, my youngest is...

Storing Up the Water of Consolation

This summer on retreat I spent much time praying while sitting on large rocks off the northeast Atlantic Ocean. The wildlife is abundant there,...

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