Holy Pause

 Recently, I heard someone say that they feel as if their life has been on pause for the past year. The remark caught my attention because I've been thinking about the spiritual discipline of statio, often referred to as the holy pause.  In her book Wisdom Distilled for the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today, author Joan Chittister… Continue reading Holy Pause


I must have listened to Aretha sing Joy to the World a dozen times yesterday. It brought me to my feet, brought me back to life, and reminded me of a time when a much less glorious version of that Christmas song brought someone else to life.  We were caroling at a nursing home - just a… Continue reading Hope