The Great Annual Examen

Reflecting BACK on the past 12 months and anticipating the NEXT 12 months

400 years ago, Ignatius of Loyola crafted a genius way of prayer. His method helped  a person reflect back upon their day and their life in terms of how one experienced God.  He developed a prayer called, The Daily Examen. It is both a challenging and comforting way to trace the movement of God in […]

The Journey of Discernment: Moving from Partly Cloudy to Clarity

How can we ever know God’s will? This has been a question people have muddled through for centuries. Our angst comes when we are faced with a particular conundrum—a dilemma of competing choices that impacts us personally. We need to make a decision but it feels more dark than light; more cloudy than clear. We […]

How do I know God’s Will?

Learning that God Cares for Me is Changing My Life...again!

For the past nine months, I’ve been doing a very intensive and personal retreat called, the Ignatian Exercises. I can tell you now that this has been the most raw; most real and most rewarding investment of my life. I’d like to share a small piece of this with you and ponder the question that […]

The Shifting of My Emotional Tank

How What Mattered Then Does Not Matter Now!

As we age, our capacity to keep our inner buckets filled changes. It’s really that simple. This metaphor, helps me grasp some of the deeper ways and shifts I see taking place in me—in my emotional bucket. If you’ve not been following me on my thinking about repositioning my life and work, here’s a chance […]