My New Year’s resolutions

This is Part II to this post from last week where I wrote about the things I felt called to reflect on as I write my yearly list of resolutions. I walked into Adoration about a week ago with a typically detailed list of what I wanted to accomplish in the New Year. As I… [Continue Reading]

Best Blog Posts I Read in 2008

After my 8 Things I Learned in 2008 post, I couldn’t resist ending the year with one list! This is absolutely not a comprehensive list of every great post or article that I read, just some highlights, with an emphasis on links that didn’t get around much so some people may have missed. Hope… [Continue Reading]

8 Things I Learned in 2008

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been reflecting on what I learned in 2008, and considering how I can continue to grow from these lessons in the New Year. I thought I’d share my list in case anyone’s interested. 1. If my goal is to have a God-centered, peaceful life, I cannot do nearly… [Continue Reading]

Thoughts for New Year’s resolutions (Part I)

What I Learned When I To My New Year’s Resolutions List to Adoration I doing New Year’s resolutions. It’s a perfect opportunity to reevaluate where I am in my life vs. where I’d like to be (and where I should be). As I do every year, I recently wrote up my resolutions for 2009,… [Continue Reading]

Christmas after atheism

Since I’m so often asked what it’s like to experience Christmas after a life of atheism (especially that I was an atheist even as a child), here is a quick roundup of posts I’ve done on the subject: Christmas, for the first time (2006) Finding Narnia (2007) Saving Christmas (2007) What I d about Christmas… [Continue Reading]

No Quick Takes Friday this week

Just a quick note to say that I’m going to take a week off from hosting 7 Quick Takes this Friday since I’ll be away from my computer a lot this week. We’ll be back on for Friday the 2nd — in 2009!

The Saint Diet: some thoughts on food and sin

This post is part of a series about re-thinking my relationship to food, which I call “The Saint Diet” to remind myself that the ultimate goal is deeper union with God. You can read all the posts on the subject here (scroll down to see them all). I mentioned back in November that through prayer… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 14)

— 1 — Yaya is visiting for a week. This picture pretty much summarizes the trip: (Yes, that’s a cup in a potty chair.) — 2 — An e I got from my dad last week, relating a story one of his friends told him (he’s currently working in El Paso, near the Mexican border)…. [Continue Reading]