Restful Waters


“As one set aside in a special way for the service of the altar, the acolyte should learn all matters concerning public divine worship and strive to grasp their inner spiritual meaning: in that way he will be able each… Continue Reading →

Being Quiet Enough to Hear

First, I stressed the importance of silence to an overflowing room of teens. “Turn off your phones, take your headphones out of your ears”. “Sit no more than three to a pew when we enter the church”. We were heading… Continue Reading →

Are you new here?

I knew when I walked in the door that something was different. Someone else was sitting behind the counter. I didn’t know her, she didn’t know me. Everything else was the same–I handed her my items, she gave me a… Continue Reading →


The first book I read in 2016 was one of the most mesmerizing pieces of fiction that I have found in a long time. Maybe it was the subject matter–the story revolves around a novelist headed to Athens, Greece to… Continue Reading →


Having a casual conversation with someone on New Year’s Eve, I was asked if I was making any resolutions this year. My response was that I wanted to try new things in 2016. “New?” he responded. “You mean like jumping… Continue Reading →

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