Advent is one of the shortest seasons in the church year, a time of hope, preparation, and waiting. Today most of us experience Advent as a busy season. We rush around getting ready for Christmas. But in the ancient church Advent was a time for slowing down. This season, could you take a break from … Continue reading Advent: A Practical Guide
Discernment in life often involves not only saying “yes” to God’s call, but saying “no” to all sorts of other potentially fun, enriching, and engaging opportunities. To deeply say yes, sometimes we have to say no.
“Spirituality” isn’t a nebulous concept. Spirituality is specific. It refers to God’s Spirit, living with us. That very wind which blew over the waters of creation, that wisdom which brings depth to God's followers, that Spirit of truth and justice which was upon Jesus as he proclaimed good news to the poor.