Contemplative Formation Journey: The Preparation

August 23, 2018 This all started with a lunch date I had with a friend/coworker (Karen). The days before we met, I found myself thinking, “Ask her about spiritual direction.” But I couldn’t figure out why I would ask her in particular. When I did, Karen responded, “Funny you should ask. I was just speaking… Continue reading Contemplative Formation Journey: The Preparation

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A Mishmash of Liturgies

I do three prayers a day normally: morning noon and evening.  Sometimes I toss in Compline.  Over time I have developed distinct and contradictory preferences in my solitary worship. I presume they don’t make any sense to anyone other than me and God, and the only reason I count God is that She is all-knowing. … Continue reading A Mishmash of Liturgies

Lent Madness

I am a practicing Episcopalian (still practicing), and today is Ash Wednesday, a big day.  We didn’t really “do” Lent when I was growing up, but somewhere along the way, I got the feeling that Lent was a bad time, a time of sacrifice and depression.  Now I realize that Lent is a good time.… Continue reading Lent Madness

Finding My Way

I remember arriving in New York City and sometime thereafter going to the Museum of Modern Art for the first time.  I was walking up a staircase and realized that right in front of me was Picasso’s Guernica, a painting I thought I knew from seeing it in art books.  I was stunned to discover… Continue reading Finding My Way