March 26, 2014 20:45
March 26, 2014 20:45
March 14, 2014 11:39
Four years ago today, I wrote my first post for Making All Things New. :) I certainly didn't know what I was doing back then, but the post isn't too bad, so I included it below. Today's post is the 651st post. Hard to believe.2014 is going to be a busy, but also transformative year for me. So much is happening, on multiple fronts, it's hard to keep it all straight. Things are really coming...
March 12, 2014 17:15
After what seems like forever, the snow is almost gone from my backyard. Beginning yesterday, I started my annual clean-up process, and I continued it this afternoon. Since we had such a crazy winter, it's going to take me some time to get it all done.Just as I was finishing up for today, I noticed that my little patch of snowdrops had begun their annual bloom. If you have to know, the correct...
February 26, 2014 14:22
A week from today, we begin the season of Lent, a time of prayerful preparation that leads to Easter.It's always nice to have some helps during these 40 days, and my friends at Loyola Press have created an on-line retreat calledAn Ignatian Prayer Adventurethat will keep us focused.
February 14, 2014 08:05
January 26, 2014 19:17
January 12, 2014 17:44
Over the past several days, I've been getting myself ready for my upcoming retreat. It's all a bit overwhelming, with lots to do and lots to think about.What are we going to do? What am I going to say?A reoccurringchallenge found in St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises kept coming up in my mind as I prepared my talks. I was thinking about what it might mean to those who will be listening to me,...
January 07, 2014 15:54
Funny how life is. This morning, I woke up from a dream, and the weather I was experiencing in that dream looked something like this picture.In reality, however, the Polar Vortex had finally come to Maryland, and it was about 4 degrees outside, but with the windchill, it felt like -20. I wanted to go back to bed and try to rejoin that dream of mine, but it wasn't meant to be. Oh well.
January 05, 2014 17:10
It looks like Maryland will luck out and not get hit too badly by the big freeze that's gripping the country. Just some freezing rain and a little snow later tonight. I'm looking forward to spring :)But before the warm weather comes, I'm going to be leading my firstMaking All Things New Retreatat the end of January, and I have a lot to do to make it a powerful experience for everyone coming.
January 01, 2014 09:49
Well, we made it. 2014 is here, and I hope and pray that it will be a great year for everyone.I don't know about you, but I have several resolutions that I plan to work on this year.A big one is to finish up my doctoral studies and be ready to graduate in the spring of 2015. I purchased some software recently that I hope will help me reach this huge goal. I hope they work like they're supposed...