Category Archives: Prayer

The Death of Coincidence

Today I was saying a rosary on my way to pick my daughter up from daycare and I missed my exit. I then dropped an F-Bomb. I spent about thirty seconds wondering whether I needed to stop and do something … Continue reading

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The Birth of Thievery

Sorry for the annual (does two years in a row make something annual?) hiatus between posts at the start of the school year. Hopefully I will be back to normal posting now that school is in full swing. Speaking of … Continue reading

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The Death of The Grinch

I recently finished reading a book entitled The Practice of the Presence of God (with Spiritual Maxims). It is a collection of thoughts by and about a simple monk who lived in the seventeenth century. He was not an abbot … Continue reading

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The Birth of The Presence of God

My next couple posts will be based on the book “The Practice of the Presence of God” by Brother Lawrence, but while those are in the works, I just have to share a quote from this humble monk that struck … Continue reading

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The Death of Going Back

Marc Barnes over at BadCatholic just wrote a great piece on how he could never “de-convert” from Christianity. I want to share just a bit of it here. “I confess that Christianity is like a dog at my heels. I … Continue reading

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The Death of My Chair

There are two chairs in my house of which I am the main tenant: the recliner in the basement, and the big chair with the ottoman in the upstairs sitting room. The recliner is in our main living space, and … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina

If you want to learn more about Lectio Divina, or if you know all about it and just want a refresher, check out this website. It’s concise, but rich.

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The Birth of Vocabulary

If you read my last post, you know it was about what prayer is not. At least, what it is not for me. It is not a booming voice. It is not a miraculous dialogue. It is not a euphoric … Continue reading

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The Death of Expectations

I’m sure this will come as quite a surprise to all of you, but I’ve spent a lot of time in Catholic schools. I went to a Catholic preschool, grade school, high school, college (for my undergrad and then again … Continue reading

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My Most Important Post on Prayer

Before I say another word about prayer, it ultimately comes down to one thing. Do it. Just pray. If you haven’t spent at least ten minutes with the Gospel today, take the time you would have spent reading whatever slop … Continue reading

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