An invocation addressed to God, to others, and to oneself. To God, the other, and myself I say, "Be here. Now. I need you here." To myself, especially, I say, "I need you here in this moment, not...
Two pints of good craft beer at Lost Borough or Rohrbach Brewing can leave me feeling remarkably serene, and there is nothing wrong with that - as long as someone else is driving me home or I plan ...
The Oxford English Dictionary says: sacred /ˈseɪkrɪd / ▸ adjective connected with God or a god or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration ▪ religious rather than secular ▪ (of...
Thomas Merton has a short and delightful chapter on distractions in New Seeds of Contemplation. In a serious book it is a chapter to be read with a chuckle. In effect, says he, distractions happen,...
The writing prompt for today was "rest". And so I did.
We are all better at making noise than at listening. God seems to be trying to tell me things. At least there has been a lot happening in not the ways I wanted them to happen. Stuff on my desk pi...
The road to frustration is paved with good intentions. Today is Saturday, one week since I strained my lower back getting carried away in yoga class. I did get out to vote on Tuesday, but that has ...
The saints and sages have said it differently, the manner of speaking has changed over time, the core message has stayed remarkably consistent. Go within. Go to the secret place where your true sel...
Today's writing prompt is, appropriately, 'Open'. The polls are open and I voted. I was moving stiffly, sorely, and very, very slowly. My dear wife drove me there, since I am in no shape to drive ...
Having lower back muscles so sore I can barely walk is definitely outside my comfort zone. Which is as profound as I'm going to get this evening. But it's better than it was yesterday. Onward!