Just when we get good at adding things to our lives to make them better, we realize it may be time to start letting things go. How do we be grateful for this?
Category: All The Way to Heaven
St. Catherine of Siena said, “All the way to heaven is heaven.” These posts reflect on God, spirituality, and my attempts to bring more of heaven into my life as my spiritual journey progresses.
What We Take for Granted
There’s a specific daily prayer practice that can help us take less for granted and be more grateful.
September Instead of January
Although we usually think of January as the time for new beginnings and resolutions, the autumn change of season may be beckoning you to initiate some changes now.
Giving God the Benefit of the Doubt
There are times in our lives when our spiritual practices feel too difficult, or we believe we’re not getting any benefit from them. At these times, we need to give God the benefit of the doubt.
Why Contemplation Isn’t Just for Monks
Living a contemplative life isn’t all about praying.
The Monk and the Jedi
Spiritual insights can come when you least expect them, from unanticipated teachers.
Look for the Marvels
Our focus on spiritual work shouldn’t exclude experiencing the marvels of the physical world.
Self-Compassion is a Spiritual Practice
Thomas Merton offers a perspective on why self-compassion doesn’t just make us happier; it’s also a powerful tool for our spiritual journey.
Our Need for Sabbath Rest
We’ve now lived through more than two years of a pandemic. As the world reopens and we feel the desire to get our lives back to a pre-pandemic normal, maybe we should first take some time to think about our need for rest.
Prayer: In The Hands of God
A prayer about discovering grace in the hands of God.