Hidden with Christ #6: The Leftovers

This is one of a series of posts I’m writing this week about a retreat I attended at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on March 3-5, 2017. The theme of the retreat was “Living Hidden in Christ with God,” a reference to Colossians 3:1-4. I can’t talk about it all in a single blog post, because there … Continue reading Hidden with Christ #6: The Leftovers

Hidden with Christ #5 / Labyrinth #3

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I have started the habit of trying to visit them, perhaps once a week. For more information on labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society.  ...and... This is one of a series of posts … Continue reading Hidden with Christ #5 / Labyrinth #3

Hidden in Christ #4: The Implications

This is one of a series of posts I'm writing this week about a retreat I attended at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on March 3-5, 2017. The theme of the retreat was “Living Hidden in Christ with God,” a reference to Colossians 3:1-4. I can’t talk about it all in a single blog post, because there … Continue reading Hidden in Christ #4: The Implications

Hidden with Christ #3: The Theme

This is one of a series of posts I'm writing this week about a retreat I attended at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on March 3-5, 2017. The theme of the retreat was “Living Hidden in Christ with God,” a reference to Colossians 3:1-4. I can’t talk about it all in a single blog post, because there … Continue reading Hidden with Christ #3: The Theme

Hidden in Christ #2: The Sermon

As I said in my last post, this is one of a series of posts I’ll be writing in the next few days about a retreat I attended at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on March 3-5, 2017. The theme of the retreat was “Living Hidden in Christ with God,” a reference to Colossians 3:1-4. … Continue reading Hidden in Christ #2: The Sermon

Hidden in Christ #1: The Monastery

This is the first of a series of posts I'll be writing in the next few days about a retreat I attended at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on March 3-5, 2017. The theme of the retreat was "Living Hidden in Christ with God," a reference to Colossians 3:1-4. I can't talk about … Continue reading Hidden in Christ #1: The Monastery

Darkwater

This is a semi-fictional account of two events: a spiritual quest I went on in Schuylkill County yesterday, and a session with my spiritual director this morning. There's no need to try to discern how much of it is "true." In a way, it all is.   I walk the streets of this town, looking for … Continue reading Darkwater

My Center of Gravity

One of the stranger habits I have is this: figuring out my "geographic center of gravity," in other words, the very center of where I have lived throughout my life. It works like this. I have a spreadsheet in which I have the latitude and longitude of every place where I've lived in my life. … Continue reading My Center of Gravity

Kentucky 2017!

On August 21, 2017, something amazing will occur. The moon will be precisely between the earth and the sun, and this will cause a total solar eclipse. I can remember several eclipses that have occurred during my life. When I was about six, my father woke me up before dawn to see my very first … Continue reading Kentucky 2017!

Cruisin’ with Ranald 4:

This is the last in a series of posts I wrote the week of June 19, when my wife and I were cruising to Bermuda aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. A few days ago I said I wanted to talk about liquids and gases, and I never got around to the gases. Well, here it is. … Continue reading Cruisin’ with Ranald 4: