I wrote on three areas of transformation in my life that have added to my base of spiritual formation. (HERE) One area I focused on in another post was the benefit of a personal coach at this point in my life and career. (HERE)
It’s my age. It’s that place in life where I find myself. There are times when I reflect a bit deeper on the transitions of life. I ran across THIS ARTICLE a couple of years ago after hearing his talk online. I pulled it out again recently to reflect on what is needed in myContinue reading “More depth”
Dorothy Day had in incredibly influential man in her life, challenging her to the work she carried among the poor. His life had a profound impact on her. His name was Peter Maurin. She would describe him in her book, The Long Loneliness, as one who sought the common good. He was grounded in hisContinue reading “The generosity of life I seek”
For the first time in years I stayed up to make sure 2020 was really leaving the building. It was a moral victory if nothing else. The new year always marks a new year for me because it’s my birthday.
For the first time in years I have kept a paper calendar (more as a diary) consistently. I let it be a place I recorded what I did rather than things to do. So, I took a look back.
A prayer given at the graveside service for my father-in-law: O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered: Make us, we pray, deeply aware of the shortness and uncertainty of human life; and let your Holy Spirit lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days; that, when we shallContinue reading “Teach us to mark our days”
I watched the Super Bowl for only one reason on Sunday: My beloved Kansas City Chiefs were miraculously in it. Fifty year drought. No lie. This was a once in a lifetime event for me and I decided not to miss it.
It’s a bad pun and I fell into it before I realized it. Looking ahead to next year I have realized that the Lord has brought me a gift in this time period. The past two years and the year ahead are pivotal. It is a moving away from the hectic scramble and stress ourContinue reading “Focus”
One year ago we walked out of our house in Minneapolis for the last time. Our truck was packed and headed to Alabama. Life was about to shift in a major way.
I read or listened to 37 books this year, if I’m counting correctly. Here are a few that stood out to me.