Category Archives: listen

Finding my way back

I just discovered I haven’t written since July. I didn’t know it had been that long since I checked in. For a few months, I’ve been checked out. Ever since the election, I’ve hardly been able to watch or read … Continue reading

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Darkness

Sixth Saturday   From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you … Continue reading

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Self Defense

Sixth Wednesday/Holy Week One of the hardest things for me to face is my own duplicity, the false self I hide behind in order to feel good about myself. I really don’t want to believe that like Peter, I too … 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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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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Emerging

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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Listening To God

Third Wednesday Listening to God isn’t something I grew up practicing. I thought prayer was about me talking to God, rather than thinking of it as a conversation with give and take. In reality, it can be a frightening thing, … Continue reading

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Being Still

Third Tuesday “The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said … Continue reading

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