#Discipleship, Spiritual Direction

Martha & Mary: Portraits of Discipleship

As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left… Continue reading Martha & Mary: Portraits of Discipleship

Christian Spirituality, Dialogue, Discernment

Through the Lens: Theology & Sprituality

Sandra Schneiders, defines spirituality as “the experience of conscious involvement in the project of life integration through self-transcendence toward the ultimate value one perceives.”  “Religion and Spirituality: Strangers, Rivals, or Partners?” Santa Clara Lectures v.6. no. 2, Feb 6, 2000. In Schneiders discussion of spirituality, she begins with a very narrow understanding and use of… Continue reading Through the Lens: Theology & Sprituality

Contemplation & Spirituality, Poetry, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: A Spirituality Glimpsed

Every now and then, we are given those moments where we glimpse an aspect of ourselves embodied distinctively in the rather small bodies of our children. We are reckoned with the fact that for better or worse, they have assumed a bit of our personality, abilities, perspective or approach to life. Today, I stood in… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Spirituality Glimpsed

#Spirituality, Book Review, Social Justice

Book Review:We Drink from Our Own Wells

Gustavo Gutiérrez, We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People. 20th Anniversary Edition. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2003. In the foreword, Henri Nouwen beautifully articulates that the premises within Gutiérrez’s book grow out of the “lived experience” (xiii b) of God’s presence in history as understood by “men and women who have devoted… Continue reading Book Review:We Drink from Our Own Wells

#Lent, Radio

An Engaging Faith: 2/8-2/12

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST Getting ready for Lent with great invitations for Reflection and Action! Greg Wolfe with God For Us, Fr. Don Maldari with The Creed, Fr. Albert Haase with Saying Yes!,  Karee Santos, will be joining  us again this time to talk about how… Continue reading An Engaging Faith: 2/8-2/12

Contemplation & Dialogue, Embracing the Ordinary

Worth Revisiting:Joy Stealer or Faith Grower?

Perspective they say is everything, and when we choose to look at situations with new eyes, better yet God's eyes, we are given a real invitation to grow in faith.. Currently, in our society where individualism and our own happiness has been regarded as utmost priority there is great emphasis placed on that which makes… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:Joy Stealer or Faith Grower?

Contemplation, Saints, Teresa of Avila

A Doorway Into Our Souls: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part IV

What is it to experience a mystical union with God and is this only reserved for a select few? No, as Teresa would be the first to point out, this unity and grace is available to each of us as fruits of our baptism. Yet, do we have the temperament and conditioning to sit and… Continue reading A Doorway Into Our Souls: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part IV

Contemplation & Spirituality, Radio

An Engaging Faith: 11/9-11/13

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST. Enter To Win a Copy of When Trees Say Nothing by Kathleen Deignan (Ave Maria Press) , The Teresa of Avila Prayer Book by Vinita Hampton (Paraclete Press), or Pondering Tidbits of Truth, Vol 1 &2 by Michael Seagriff . Drawing runs… Continue reading An Engaging Faith: 11/9-11/13

Contemplation, Saints, Teresa of Avila

A Doorway Into Our Souls: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part III

Persevering in our journey through the Interior Castle with Teresa of Avila we reflect on the 4th dwelling place.. Finally willing to submit and surrender to God’s working within, we have recognized that the life giving water which suddenly floods our soul is a gratuitous gift. Far greater than we could have imagined, this wellspring of grace… Continue reading A Doorway Into Our Souls: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part III