• Faith,  Personal

    A Jarful of Prayers

    Tonight I walked into Kool Beanz Cafe, the coffee shop a few blocks from home, for an end-of-day coffee. Victoria, the owner, pointed out a jar on the cabinets behind the front counter. Lemon drops. I smiled as she explained that…

  • Faith

    Step by step with God

    I smiled this morning when I read Jon Acuff’s post, Stop trying to make “perfect decisions. I immediately thought of how I’ve been living the discernment of my perceived call to the diaconate for the last several months: step by…

  • Faith

    Ad Jesum per Mariam

    In the last week, I have received a calling to a new responsibility that honors and humbles me greatly. Our local Catholic parishes have been fostering a retreat-based community of faith called Koinonia for nearly 10 years. I’ve been a…

  • Faith

    Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

    Brothers and sisters: Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you,…