Attentive

Attentive

  at·ten·tive –adjective  \ə-ˈten-tiv\ : mindful, observant : heedful of the comfort of others: solicitious __________ As a child, summer reading was my favorite activity. Yes, I was that child. The one checking out the absolute maximum number of library books...
Saints Among Us

Saints Among Us

  “I sing a song of the saints of God, patient and brave and true, who toiled and fought and lived and died for the Lord they loved and knew…”   When you hear the word “saint,” what comes to mind? For me, quite often the concept of a saint is that of someone...
I Spy

I Spy

  As a child, I loved playing “I Spy,” watching for the obvious in the obscure. While waiting for my dentist appointment, I hunted hidden pictures in dog-eared copies of Highlights, a children’s magazine. On field trips, my classmates and I played endless games...
What’s next?

What’s next?

    Inevitably, if you write a book or create a work of art, people ask what you’re up to next. Maybe that’s true for anything. When you get your degree, people ask when you will get another degree. When you get a job, they ask what kind of work...
Celebration as a Spiritual Discipline

Celebration as a Spiritual Discipline

Albert Einstein said, “You can live as if nothing is a miracle or you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Isn’t that the essence of celebration?   If we are attentive, in upbeat places of the heart, we can see the miracle of what God is up to in the moment...
The Shape of New Beginnings

The Shape of New Beginnings

  I’ve been asking God how He wants to shape me for this new year. Not a resolution. Not a goal. A clarifying of who I am to be, how I am to become. I’ve been listening for His response, waiting to hear. As Advent turned to Christmas, as December moved towards...

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