Identify your values

Two recent practices I’ve explored here, Monitoring and Equanimity, both talked about values. Values have also come to mind recently since the new year is fast approaching and it’s a natural time to think more closely about my values as I look back on the year that has been and forward to the year that … Continue reading Identify your values

Who’s Afraid of the Dark? (An Advent Reflection)

My favorite metaphor for understanding the different seasons of the Church year is that of light. It most logically belongs to the season of Epiphany, but I think it plays nicely with the themes for the rest of the year. If Christmas and Epiphany are the seasons when we proclaim: “The people living in darkness … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Dark? (An Advent Reflection)

Havruta

It’s been a long time since I’ve explored a practice of Scripture reading here. For the most part, the Scripture reading practices I’ve been able to find recently have seemed too similar to ones I’ve already explored, essentially just variations on Lectio Divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation. So, I was excited to find a willing … Continue reading Havruta

Monitoring

I’m going to admit right off the top here that this week’s sacred practice discussion isn’t actually about a sacred practice at all. Instead it’s about a practice that can help us be more intentional about the goals we have in every area of our life, including our sacred practices. This week, I’m going to … Continue reading Monitoring

Dreams Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred?      Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?      Or fester like a sore—      And then run?      Does it stink like rotten meat?      Or crust and sugar over—      like a syrupy sweet?      Maybe it just sags like a … Continue reading Dreams Deferred