Hunger

I’m staring grief in the eyes. This time, it’s not completely my battle. All I can do is silently hold her through the pain. Having no need for words creates space to watch and learn. The first thing I notice is she won’t eat. Grief steals appetites.   And yet, death has this strange way … More Hunger

Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me, Stop feeling so…accused. I know you are chasing Him. I’ve never questioned that. But I do have other questions you desperately need to consider. Do you know Who you are chasing? Will you recognize Him when you find Him? Will you still want Him when you realize He’s not exactly who you … More Dear Younger Me

The Light

Light is a fascinating thing, manifesting itself in many forms and levels of intensity.  The bright rays of the sun, the quiet shine of the moon, the dangerous strike of lightning, the severe exposure in an operating room.  Light explodes into brilliantly distinct colors or filters into muted shades.  It can be the mesmerizing glow … More The Light

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

I was terrified walking up to Christ the King Catholic Church the first time.  My shaking hands could barely grip the handle of the heaviest door in the world.  If they heard the clacking of my heels echoing across the nearly silent yet completely full sanctuary, the congregation didn’t show it.  I hardly received a … More Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

Hard-wired for Truth

I had the Word of God in the Scriptures, speaking to my soul. I had the tradition of the Church Fathers guiding my mind. I had the practices of daily prayer, sacrifice, and worship building my strength. All that was left was my heart. This post is a continuation of One Prayer, One Answer and … More Hard-wired for Truth

Dear Busy

Dear Busy, We need to talk.  I can see that you need some attention.  But you are begging the wrong person for it.  Maybe you were hoping it wasn’t true, but we broke up.  We’re through.  Over.  Done with. Yes, I think about you now and then.  But I only need small doses of you … More Dear Busy