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taking time to be present with God who takes time to be present with us


A Different Read for Advent

I just wanted something to slow down my thoughts about “doing” Christmas. A contemplative read that didn’t teach me more about Advent, but placed me in the center… 251 more words


Gone But Not Forgotten: A Photograph of Love

This is Ginnie, probably one of the most well-loved women I know, and for good reason. When you’re with Ginnie, you feel like everything is going to be OK. 273 more words

Occasional Essays

'Higher Time' & the Here and Now

The four last things: death, judgment, heaven, and hell.  Not exactly popular topics of conversation, but during Advent the Church calls us to take a deep look at these four realities, and to look within our own souls.   772 more words


The Art of Praying in Silence

Posted by Justin Patrick

He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by. “Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind, an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.

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Justin Patick