The couch in the Jordan River took me by surprise. No, it was worse than that; I felt insulted. From … More
Sometimes I bump into some cool people and interesting stuff, which might not happen if I could see where I were going.
Lazarus From the cave I walked into the darknessI once called day, and gagged upon the smells.My sisters wore the … More
Dark nights happen to some and not others, and only God knows why. St. John of the Cross called it a holy experience. Tell that to my priest, I wanted to say. Tell it to my husband, who still mourns the “nice Christian girl” he thought he married.
Before I even learned what had happened in Orlando, I learned about the candlelight vigil that would be held on … More
It’s natural—perhaps even biologically sound—to shun the afflicted. In this way, we’re no different than other animals who practice this … More
I’ve always wanted to be a mystic. Not of the crystal ball variety, but like Teresa of Ávila, or even … More
Last Friday, I went back to the Orthodox Church I’d all but stopped attending. I’m sort of obsessed with the … More
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve heard of her. Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is … More
I’ve had a hard time getting into Christmas this year. The whole routine seems like the same thing over and … More