The Habit of Not-Quite-Living

A story by Todd Gitlin, retold by James Emery White in The Church in an Age of Crisis: “A customs officer observes a truck pulling up at the border….

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And now to resume daily life

Having returned last night from a five-day trip, having listened to the phone messages and helped my husband find the thing he urgently needed, having…

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Ebook by Shannon Hale: How to Pray when You Can’t Sit Still

How to Pray When You Can’t Sit Still is a new ebook by Shannon Hale, (available through Amazon.com for $3.99). Shannon writes to those of us who want…

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The begonia that I have that is mine

This is one of my begonias. Of course I admit it is not “mine” in the sense…

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Today is Inspiration Day

September 10, 1946, is the day Mother Teresa referred to as her Inspiration…

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The Place of Places in our Lives

Do you believe in “thin places”? My friend Suzette used this term as she…

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Do you need an in-car espresso maker?

I think I do. I love this idea. Granted it’s dangerous, but of course I would…

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Put a Ring Around Your Prayer Requests

I’m doing something new in my prayer life.  The idea came from my daughter Betsy. The last time I visited her apartment, she showed me one of her New…

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Long Live the Table

 At 6:00 this morning, 5 friends gathered around my kitchen table. We shared coffee and oatmeal and stories from the week. We prayed through Psalm 102—reading…

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