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    Lessons in Jedi Training and Ignatian Spirituality

    A painting by a Baltimore-based artist hangs in our bedroom, a gift from my eldest daughter. The painting depicts a young girl—blond hair down...
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    When We Miss the Fruits by Our Snap Judgments

    The apple tree in our front yard stands expansively as a remnant of the apple orchard that once spanned our community. I took one...
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    Finding God Through the Autumn Leaves

    It is autumn. The leaves have changed, and the wind has a slight chill, reminding us of what will come. Autumn is God’s way...
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    Letter to God in the Fall

    My sweet Lord, It is turning to autumn, and I feel your presence again in a different way: a tender, private manner. It is quieter...
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    I Tried to Hide

    Psalm 139 always makes me a little nervous. The psalmist begins: “O LORD, you have searched me and known me. / You know when...
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    All Part of the Experience at Magis

    In 2007, in the early months of my undergraduate career at Fairfield University, I stumbled upon an invitation on a bulletin board in campus...
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    Growing Through the Cracks

    Have you ever felt as though, because of unsettling news or a traumatic incident, the ground you were on all of a sudden opened...
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    On the Edge

    Many of us live on a religious edge. We are part of the church—the universal Body of Christ—but our connection to a local congregation...
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    Abundance at Summer’s End

    I feel it in the air. Mornings are crisp. I notice the days are a few minutes shorter, and even just a few minutes’...
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    The Small Rectangle

    Before school let out for the summer, a few colleagues and I gathered for a mini-retreat to close out the year. At the beginning...