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A day’s hike in the wilderness

Approx. read time: 3:15 min. I’m a little over an hour into my seven-hour hike along the McKenzie River Trail. It’s a beautiful morning. My aim today? Hike ten miles. Breezes waft up from the river, cool and fresh across my face, even as the mid-July temperature starts to climb from the overnight’s high 50s…. Read more »

The road to Pentecost leads through Galilee

Approx. read time: 2:20 min.   Living on Pandemic Time makes me forget that Easter was only four and a half weeks ago. Pentecost, only two and a half weeks ahead, seems a dot on the horizon. Easter and Pentecost—visible, colorful, joyful events. But these days I am noticing the invisible thread that connects the… Read more »

Take, and eat

Approx. read time: 3:15 min. It’s early in the dawn hour, my hour of Morning Prayer. The psalmist this morning is yearning for God. Panting, hungering, thirsting for God. I gaze out the window toward the eastern horizon, and allow a space for the yearning to settle in. I too will know this yearning deeply,… Read more »

My Easter wish for you

Approx. read time: 2:10 min. I am thinking, today, of a moment in human history that was never actually witnessed, never recorded. Yet an event recounted down through the ages, launching a transformation of human consciousness. I am thinking of the moment of Jesus’ resurrection from the tomb. In the dark that precedes the dawn,… Read more »

I thirst.

Approx. read time: 1:45 min. This post is an excerpt from “The Fifth Word” in my book Seven Last Words and Eight Words of Easter: Meditations for Your Journey to Pentecost. I thirst, you say at last. With excruciating pain you heave your body upward and gasp for breath as the force of life escapes… Read more »

Dark Night of Pandemic

Approx. read time: 1:55 min. This post will appear in the March issue of Dimension Connections, the monthly e-newsletter of Theresians International. All the commentary seems to agree: Post-pandemic life will never return to normal. For now, we sleepwalk our way through a long dark night. Honestly, the old “normal” seemed more like normalized insanity,… Read more »

Prayer for a new year

Approx. read time: 2:50 min. People have been saying “Good riddance” to the year that is now passed. I understand their feeling. “A year like no other” is shorthand for what is too complicated, too onerous, to recap. The past year was, like every other year, a gift, given in great love and full of… Read more »

Honestly, how shall we pray in this Advent season?

If we are paying attention, we are being sobered. Here is my Advent prayer. Approx. read time: 0:52 sec. Somehow the familiar language of Advent doesn’t fit anymore. At least, not for me. And maybe not for you, either. We’re in a long season of purification, a painful season of sobering up to the reality that… Read more »

Byebye Bijou

Approx. read time: 3:20 min. I want to share with you a story from my ninth book, Living as Jesus Taught. It’s just released and available now for sampling and purchase on my website! And the audio version is here. Byebye Bijou is one of my signature stories. In fact, it’s the story of the… Read more »

My resilience statement

Approx. read time: 2:30 min. In this unrehearsed season which rattles every aspect of life, I share with you my practices and commitments, in the hope that they will inspire you to fortify your own interior resilience. My practices I pray, intercede, and give thanks daily, as I always do I practice prudent health and… Read more »

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