• 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…

  • Culture

    As Ferguson Burned

    “If you want peace work for justice.” – Pope Paul VI I didn’t sleep well last night. As I tried, buildings and cars in a city 20 miles from my own were being burned by the citizens. The reaction to…

  • Leadership,  Personal

    Focus for the week? Love.

    Often on a Monday morning (or over a weekend), I’ll spend some time considering the “Biggest Rock” I want to focus on in my work week – the biggest thing I want to accomplish, or the biggest theme or effort…

  • Leadership

    3 Things a New Manager Must Manage

    I recently revisited a voice mail that my group’s senior manager had left me, just after my promotion from consultant to consulting manager, congratulating me on the new role and wishing me well. Listening to the voice mail again brought…

  • 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…

  • Personal

    eCommerce, circa late 2013

    I’ve worked in the Internet and digital marketing world since 1997, and my clients and my team’s clients have been almost exclusively retailers for the last 6+ years, but sometimes I don’t get to see it from the “other side.”…