What an incredible joy it is for Twenty twenty-three to begin on Sunday. New week, new year. I have a new planner coming soon that will in some sense continue Cultivate and begin the year with Tenacity. Well done me for tying these two words together. Since beginning this post the new planner arrived, to … Continue reading Fallow & Struggle
The benefit of practicing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in this 30 week retreat format is learning how to Savor the Graces of the week. This is the same kind of practice, or a similar practice to Spiritual Direction wherein you look for the ways God is working in your life, in this moment. … Continue reading Savor the Graces
I ask you to permit me this brief detour before diving into the rest of the post, though as I continue thinking it is related. Prayer is, as you know, a conversation between God and ourselves. And the word from the Lord is, "trust the process and be patient through it. Be present, I have … Continue reading Of Exercises, Putting out into the deep, and Imagination
According to our friends at Merriam-Webster fallow means: usually cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season On the kitchen counter is the batch of cinnamon rolls I baked this morning. I make cinnamon rolls once, maybe twice a year, enjoying both the process of making and the decadent delight of … Continue reading Fallow
First Sunday/Week of Advent 2022 into 2023 Welcome to the beginning of the Liturgical Year, reading cycle A, year 1. Sundays on the Go by Fr Albert Haase arrived just in time for the First Sunday of Advent. I finished Mysterion by Fr Harrison Ayer one Sunday afternoon just before the beginning of Mass and … Continue reading Happy New Year!