Category Archives: prayer

Praying for Rain

I had what I thought were some pretty good reasons for being distracted at the vigil mass. We had been traveling for what felt like an eternity, driving from New England to Indiana to visit my brother. The Cathedral we … Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Iggy: God in All Things

Finding God in gifts, people, and goodness: that’s what inspired this post on God in All Things from January 2011. I’m reposting it as part of my Ignatian Week, inspired by Loyola Press’ Find Your Inner Iggy promotion. With his feast … Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Iggy: That is enough for me

This was written about two years ago, and touches on themes that I was just writing about recently – such as the value of prayer even when we’re not sure we “mean” it. I’m reposting it as part of my … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 2

— 1 — My heart breaks, of course, to hear of the shooting in Colorado. This certainly deserves more than a “quick take”, but I’m not sure I have it in me to suss out the complex emotional response I … Continue reading

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Let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation

We all say things we don’t mean, or rather things that are incomplete expressions of what we think we mean, or perhaps things we wish we meant. This is often what my prayer is like. For instance: “give me only … Continue reading

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Feelings without thoughts are…

It is generous of yoga teachers to natter away at us when we are in the most complicated poses, distracting us from mounds of sensation which can be overwhelming. This morning, while we students were contorted into a particularly sweaty … Continue reading

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Do you want to be well?

Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. One man was there who … Continue reading

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The promise of meaning

After over a week of quasi-vacation tomorrow it will be time to head back to my real life (or at least the summer version of real life). It will mean being apart from my honey again, which doesn’t make me … Continue reading

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Remembering my pills

Part of me doesn’t quite believe that my pills are what make me feel well. Six little capsules with a special delayed-release coating work their way through my digestive system daily. I have been assured that they keep inflammation down … Continue reading

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War and Peace

I admitted recently that I may have set my expectations a bit too high for the summer that is currently beginning. The months from September to June made up a challenging season, which is why when I met with my … Continue reading

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