Connectedness

On my bedroom dresser there is a rock. It has been there a long time. I’m not good at remembering dates, but it’s from the time when I was seeing a spiritual director. That means this small, not very pretty...
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Honor the Journey

It has been quite a journey since October. Writing this blog post is a journey as well. May God bless these words and the people that read them. First, I want to speak about what I observed during this process....
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That Feeling…

God’s voice has often come through a stirring in my chest. I feel a burning and a pulling that I cannot explain. It especially happens when I have a decision that I really don’t want to make, or when I...
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Assessing Loaves and Fishes

The peculiar gift of $500 has provoked many of us to add some of our own money and to continue giving more than we were accustomed to giving. In the same way, the decision process has provoked thought and meditation...
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The Power of Slow Miracles

“Our world is no less a miracle if it took a long time to build.” – Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg   When I reflect on places of wonder, I am reminded of the power of slow miracles. Glacier National Park, the...
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Clarity

“To know God’s will, we must be assured of God’s love. Discernment depends on a deep trust in God’s good intentions toward us.” -Adele Calhoun The story goes, philosopher John Kavanaugh traveled to India searching for a new perspective on...
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Listening and Choosing

It seems that discernment is all about listening. In our case it means listening to God, but I would say that listening to God is pretty hard. Certainly, listening to people is much easier. I suppose one good way to...
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Listening to Bias

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about bias. I’m in school again and have been studying various theories of human capital and capability. These theories are essentially about how our experiences create habits, tendencies, and inclinations. Since we can’t help...
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