Lent: More Than Fasting

Lent. Many people take part in it every year, and perhaps you are one of them. It is a religious word that has lost its meaning through years of puffery, losing a real opportunity to help people grow in their personhood. In its simplest terms, Lent is 40 days (excluding Sundays) of reflection, self-denial, and … Continue reading Lent: More Than Fasting

Breaking Rules

Temptations to break rules we set for ourselves are all around us. Regardless of what the rule might be, temptations come as spam in our emails, well curated advertisements in our social media feed and at the check-out line. I really enjoy well made clothing from companies I believe in, and yesterday I found myself … Continue reading Breaking Rules

Your joy is not dependent on happiness.

"Joy is the happiness that is not dependent on what happens." - David Steindl-Rast We seek happiness as if it is lost. We try to find it in our jobs, the things we buy, what we own, or even people. When we are not careful, our happiness becomes dependent on material objects or the presence of … Continue reading Your joy is not dependent on happiness.

Simplicity and Generosity

One blistering cold afternoon I was filling up my gas tank in my warm coat, shoes, gloves, socks and pants. As I was completing my transaction, a young man approached me and asked if I was in a hurry. Without hesitation I said yes, but asked them what they needed. “My girlfriend and I need … Continue reading Simplicity and Generosity