Challenging Ourselves

In these days of isolation (whether chosen or imposed), it is tempting to give up our routines and self-discipline in favor of comfort foods and comforting re-runs on television. Instead, it may be more helpful (and healthful) to adjust our routines in order to take better care of ourselves, our family, our neighbors, and our … More Challenging Ourselves

The Art of Lament

In a previous post, I recommended a couple books for your Lenten reading. Today, I would like to follow up on one of them — When Tears Sing: The Art of Lament in Christian Community by William Blaine-Wallace (Orbis, 2020) All the quotations are taken from this book. When I prayerfully behold the tear-gassed child … More The Art of Lament


It takes time to see where God’s persistent longing is leading us. But one day we recognize that we are where we ought to be. — Rachel Linner, freelance writer and spiritual director, excepted from Give Us This Day, January 2020