Sometimes I feel as though I am spinning through the chaos of life and missing what really matters. Guilt ridden self-doubt; am I enjoying my kids enough or am I too busy to really embrace the special moments? I always attend the events, their sports games, the awards dinners, the drama performance; I put lots of planning and attention into every birthday party. But do I fully embrace their conversations, the times of laughter and
It is the Father who speaks, it is the Word that is spoken, it is the Breath that makes the sound, and it is in silence we hear. Lord, quiet our hearts and minds, open them to your Presence, and order them to Your will.
This year for the season of Lent, I have taken on a spiritual discipline that Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity call “Adoration.” It basically means taking one hour out of every day to spend time in the presence of God. When I volunteered with the Sisters of Charity in Kolkata, India last year, I practiced Adoration alongside the Sisters each day at 5pm. The practice refreshed me, and brought me into a closer walk with