Autumn brings an odd combination of feelings. What about the interior life during autumn? Please click on the image below to begin your reflection of words and images to help you focus and rest. If you are unable to see the image, please click here.
True art requires inspiration, vision, practice, imagination, and patience. Something inspires the idea, which leads to a vision of what the painting or story will become. The artist works at the vision, practicing her craft on good days and bad. She allows her imagination to take hold of the vision and keep her process vibrant. [...]
If you grew up in a religious household, you came to adulthood with certain ideas about what it means to be devoted. A devoted person prays regularly, or goes to Mass/church regularly, or does good works in the community, or fasts during Lent, and so on. Any Christian group will have its accepted modes of [...]
When most people refer to balance, they envision a successful juggling act. A balanced life is one in which, simultaneously, I keep all my projects going and all my relationships healthy. I achieve this balance by sheer strategy and willpower. In Christian spirituality, balance has more to do with temperance, which means that we allow [...]
Some people just like to be alone, and I’m one of them. Give me a book, a movie, or a comfortable seat under a shade tree, and I’m happy. I don’t need the constant stimulation of other people. Some people function best when they’re around others. They feel more energized when not alone. In some [...]