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Terraforming and Transforming

Terraforming and Transforming “Whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.” (1 John 2:6 NSRV) In a previous post, I shared some details regarding my Christian journey over the past (2019) year. I wrote that part of my discipline was the practice of being fully present with others, as well…

Epiphany and God’s Voice

Epiphany: The Revealing of Christ Jesus “Christ is revealed; The voice of the LORD echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings; honor the Lord for his glory and strength. Honor the Lord for…

Meno (abide)

11Jan2020 “O Lord, deliver me from all ignorance and heedlessness, from pettiness of the soul and hardness of heart.” Today, I lean in; Today, I begin again. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can…

Clarity, Focus, & Purpose

03Jan2020 I have come to the completion (more or less) of my annual year-end reflection, a lengthy examen in the Ignatian style of meditation and prayer. I believe I have a fairly good understanding of what the Lord has accomplished in me the past year in my spiritual growth and my self-awareness. I have had…

Back in Pecos

Back in Pecos One of the many delights in my life is the annual retreat I make to the Pecos Benedictine Monastery (Pecos, New Mexico). I started coming here in the summer of 2011 when I enrolled in the two-year School of Spiritual Direction. Much has changed here over the near-decade of visits I’ve made,…