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    Discernment

    Contemplative Cooking

    Since I no longer believe in coincidence, I'm wondering what God is inviting me to see, not only in the sudden spate of movies...
    Saint Augustine

    Understanding Desire

    With the feast day of Saint Augustine coming up later this week (August 28) I have been thinking about his (likely) influence on Saint...

    My Day in Purgatory

    I took my girls to a place called Purgatory Chasm and had a metaphor experience.  Metaphor experiences are of course those things you do...

    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)...
    Pentecost windows - image by Robin under (CC BY 2.0) license: https://www.flickr.com/photos/13384589@N00/2478674945/in/photostream/

    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;...

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