St. Ignatius' "Examen" has been my daily prayer exercise for the past 9 months and has been a simple, yet life-changing approach to helping me notice the subtle movements and whispers of God in my life. Here is how I make the exercise: First, I take a few minutes to be still and quiet my … Continue reading 7 Questions That Can Increase Your Awareness of God
Two pieces of land were given over to two gardeners to tend to as they saw fit. When given, the properties were overgrown, having been left unattended for years. Each gardener took tremendous pride in their newly acquired plots and spent a great deal of time walking the grounds, meticulously planning exactly what they wanted … Continue reading The Parable of the Two Gardeners
The sun beats down on my neck. It’s blisteringly hot. Droplets of sweat bead up on my forehead, roll to the tip of my nose, and down my back. I’d look for a tree or bush to crouch beside, just to get a reprieve from this heat, but there’s no way I can get through … Continue reading A Different Approach To Prayer
"You know, some people sleep until 6..." That's my first thought almost every morning as my incredible wife, Suz and I are descended upon by our three amazing[ly rested] children. She and I then play a fun little game called "No, you forgot, I got up first yesterday." The winner gets to burrow back into their … Continue reading Why Spiritual Direction?