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Never Settle For Less

“The Biggest Human Temptation is to settle for too little.”
– Thomas Merton

I know the title is so cliche and you probably have heard it a million times now but I still wanna share my thoughts about it. 140 more words


Thoughts on Richard Rohr's Falling Upward: Chapters 4-7

Life is inherently tragic. Thank you Richard Rohr for saying it. Because it seems like something most of us want to ignore.

And yes, I love the light, but light is light in contrast to shadows, and there’s a difference between hope and sticking your head in the sand. 1,101 more words

Pro-Life Candidate, Etc.

Tomorrow some of us will keep the Memorial of Pope St. John Paul II on the road.  We will pass through a Holy Door in Charleston, WVa., and then hightail it through Kentucky, headed for Thomas Merton’s Gethsemani Abbey. 592 more words


Election 2016: How feeding our collective "false self" got us in this spot


“Strive to enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter it are many. 794 more words


Executed for refusing to say “Yes”

The pages of Christian history are filled with countless names of those who came from virtual anonymity and proceeded to leave an indelible mark. St. Teresa of Calcutta is a prime example. 818 more words


Thoughts on Richard Rohr's Falling Upward Chapters 1-3

The sun is blooming in intervals, warming me through the window, and then diving behind the clouds again, driving me to pull up my blanket. 1,018 more words

Divine Calling

Go with the Flow.

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Galatians 5:25

If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit. 231 more words

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