Been Listening: a summer 2018 playlist

Hello! I'm writing this in one of my favorite coffee shops on a beautiful late morning in Southern Wisconsin. The sun is out after a few days of clouds and rain. The coffee shop is bright and is playing happy music. Remember when I wrote about music on this blog? It's been awhile. But I'm …

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On life lately

  Whew, friends, it's been awhile since I put some honest words on this blog. I've been in a bit of a non-writing season as of late. For whatever reason, I just haven't felt like writing. I've been stumped on what to write, and even when I do think I have an idea, it usually …

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When words don’t come: on prayer and writing

I'm currently involved in a program with my parish called Called and Gifted. It was developed by the Catherine of Siena Institute and it's designed to help lay people discover their spiritual gifts (called "charisms") so they can better put themselves at the service of God and the Catholic Church. The program runs for several …

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33 Days to Merciful Love, by Fr. Michael Gaitley

Hey, look! Another book recommendation, finally! One of my favorite spiritual authors as of late has been Fr. Michael Gaitley. A Marian Father of the Immaculate Conception, Gaitley has become well-known in the last few years for his books that turn intimidating spiritual devotions into highly accessible and applicable practices. His most popular work of …

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