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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2017/2018: a review/preview

I wish I could say that I write this post glowing with gratitude for the year that has passed. It did, indeed, have its highlights, as you will see. But 2017, more than any other year in the last few, was unexpectedly strange and difficult for me in many respects. I left a job in …

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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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