The Formidable Work of Presence

The Formidable Work of Presence

As we prepare for the season of Advent, we’ll hear the word Emmanuel quite often. God with us. So I thought it might be good to look together at the formidable work of presence. Presence isn’t simply for our own sake. It’s not merely for a sense of stillness or inner...
Silent Retreat: A Reason to be Thankful

Silent Retreat: A Reason to be Thankful

You’re likely reading this just before Thanksgiving day (since these come out on Wednesdays). I send along my prayer that God’s Spirit will open your eyes to the countless graces that fill your life. We are certainly thankful for you! I’m writing this post on a Friday...
Your Tears Will Teach You

Your Tears Will Teach You

A friend recently told me about a new show called The Good Doctor. It’s about a resident at a hospital who has autism and how he functions with his community. At one point the autistic young man is asked to defend why he wants to become a doctor. Without spoiling it...
Flourishing: Discovering the Good Life

Flourishing: Discovering the Good Life

Blessed. To some, it just sounds like archaic, out-of-date vocabulary, but it’s word that means to label what makes for a good life of human flourishing. How do we live with deep peace, rich joy, measureless love? How do we live blessed? I recently read again those...