Monthly Archives: March 2015

In Training

Sixth Tuesday/Holy Week Why is it that every year, chocolate tops the list of things people give up for Lent? I like chocolate too, but it doesn’t cost me much to go without. For me, my attachment to technology has … Continue reading

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Plan B

Sixth Monday/Holy Week Sometimes I write myself into the story as I’m reading the Bible. I choose a character to embody and try to figure out how I’d respond if I were there. Today I read about Jesus sending two … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Sixth Sunday, Palm Sunday Letting go is hard. I’ve had my fingers pried loose enough times over the years to know. I know good things come when I do. Yet it still doesn’t come naturally or easily. Many times I’ve … Continue reading

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Drawing Near

Tomorrow begins what the church calls Holy Week, the week we remember how Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem and with full knowledge, went towards the cross that awaited him. As that has so much meaning for me, I’d like … Continue reading

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Living the Questions

Fifth Friday “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, … Continue reading

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Trail Mix

Fifth Thursday It’s technically spring here in Boston. To be fair, we’ve had a few warm days this week, and it’s raining now. But we’re expecting snow tomorrow, March 28th. I love the seasons, even winter, so the snow this … Continue reading

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In Good Company

Fifth Wednesday I met with my women’s group this morning, as I do every Wednesday. Each week we read and meditate daily on one psalm, then we gather to discuss it. In the process, we share our lives. As we … Continue reading

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Deeply Rooted

Fifth Tuesday I have a number of people I pray for, in my own life and as a spiritual director. As I accompany people in their prayer lives, I’m reminded of how much our prayers arise from our life circumstances. … Continue reading

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Empty Cup

Fifth Monday As I’ve confessed, with all my best intentions, I don’t know how to pray for others. I’d like to be able to put aside my ideas and hopes and dreams, good as they may be, and simply come … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday The deep peace of meditation isn’t an end in itself. It changes me and helps me be more open to God’s Spirit.  Often after a time of meditation or listening prayer, my thoughts turn to the needs of … Continue reading

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