We recognize physical clutter, but do we know when it’s time for a spiritual decluttering? This post was originally published as a guest post on Cyndi Briggs’s blog The Sophia Project.That blog is no longer active, so I’ve refreshed the post and am sharing it here again. Spiritual life gets cluttered too Some days, my […]
[Updated February 2018] In light of yet another school shooting in Florida this month, I am so sad to contemplate the loss felt by victims’ families and the degree of despair the young shooter must have felt to seek relief in snuffing out the lives of others. Yet even the healthiest among us often find […]
I think you’ll enjoy and be edified by the short video about Lent below — put out by our Roman Catholic Friends at BustedHalo.com. Our Episcopal/Anglican traditions are closely related in many ways, and other than a couple of RC terms (e.g. “mass”), the overall themes conveyed here ring true for the way Episcopalians celebrate Lent.
Pause during this holy season As I get older, I’m learning to pause more often, especially when the world gets busier around me. I was helped in that effort this Christmas season by catching a rotten cold in the middle of December. I had to stop, rest and stay inside for several days. Much to […]
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge […]
So many voices compete inside my head— an echo chamber of deafening confusion: The obliger tyrant screams, “You must!” The inner critic scoffs, “You can’t!” The pleading child whines, “I need you!” The scolding parent judges, “You shouldn’t!” They are noise that pollutes my soul’s tranquility, […]
My guest blogger today is Karla Petty, whose article, originally titled “One Fool’s Offering. What’s Yours?” was featured in The Coracle blog a few months ago. It touched me at a time when I was struggling with my spiritual direction and feeling pulled by too many people in too many directions. It is such a fascinating […]
While I was talking with my wonderful cousin Lisbet on the phone today, I had a flash of insight on how to make better decisions. Our conversations are always thoughtful and wide-ranging, and she was telling me about the welcoming and inclusive culture of her new church home. We discussed the importance of being able to “live […]