Category Archives: Becoming “Church”

Confronting postmodernity in a Catholic hermeneutic

Edit Your Script

While working with a recoveree earlier this week, someone who is struggling, in her words, to rewrite the story of her life, I was struck by the idea of our life being very much like a movie screenplay. As children … Continue reading

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Loving YOU

This past week I spent time on retreat in the silence, and for me, this is something I need to do to practice real self-care. It occurred to me during that time that even though I’m now a member of … Continue reading

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Thoughts MATTER

For thousands of years, ancient Eastern religion has held that human suffering is caused by the thoughts we hold in mind. As a SMART Recovery meeting facilitator, I have learned a lot about cognitive behavioral therapy and rational emotive behavioral … Continue reading

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Struggling to See the Good

Sometimes we find it difficult to see the good in people, places, or situations that aren’t to our liking. In some ways, this is good because it motivates us to engage in efforts to create real world change based on … Continue reading

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Soooo Annoying!!

When I was teaching at IPFW a few years back, I had an annoying student who was always trying to suck up to me. He was the one who always had his hand up to answer every question: it didn’t … Continue reading

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A Proper Farewell

We are preparing to leave the church building that has been our spiritual home for many years, and just like leaving any home, we will take the time to honor the time we have spent within these sacred walls. In … Continue reading

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Overcoming Life’s Challenges

It’s been a month now since I lost my second son. In some ways it’s still not real to me and there are times when the reality of his death hits me and knocks me down. There have been whole … Continue reading

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