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    Real Presents (Part II)

    Moving right along.  Where was I?  The 5:30 PM liturgy on Friday. I had finally settled down in a back pew when an usher's tap...

    Real Presents (Part I)

    Just when I'm almost certain that church-the-building is one of the last places I'll encounter God's grace, I receive evidence to the contrary. Being a...

    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...

    On the Move with God

    God doesn't move, we do. I've heard this aphorism for years and am currently experiencing this bit of wisdom big time.  God doesn't move,...

    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)...
    hearts

    Love Lives in the Details

    Until I dive right into a situation, I will never understand how to love the people who live there. As a writer, I could talk...
    arrows in different directions

    What's Next?

    The notion that the spiritual life is a journey is so common that it's a platitude. I've worked for years in Catholic publishing. I've seen...
    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...

    What I Think about When I Don't Have to Think

    A while ago I decided to stop trying to make big changes.  They were too hard.  I thought I'd concentrate on making small changes,...

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