I’m not proud of this post today. And if I’m completely honest, I’ve delayed some of you who need this message from receiving it sooner, because my vanity wanted a perfectly crafted post. Because presenting a professional, polished, good-enough-to-sell post somehow makes the message more valid, as if God needed my HTML formatting, photo selection and narrative skills to make a point. For that, I am truly sorry.
It began with a jar. An extra jar leftover from the holiday season, currently out of use, and just sitting … Continue reading Small Beginnings: One Practice I Used to Encourage More Focused Prayer
Tranquility in the midst of rolling pastures and fences to keep in one’s livestock. It’s a lovely picture of serenity, balance and order and just the sort of thing that is a good representation of what I’d like my life to imitate. Oh sure, underneath it all there’s still dirt, manure, and bug city, but there’s also the rain, the blooms, the green and yellow fields, and a vast expanse of sky from here to the horizon. Continue reading My Rule of Life
In his YouTube talk, Rules of Life: A Brief Introduction, modern-day monastic practitioner and author, Evan B. Howard said, “One … Continue reading Reining in Wild Horses: Crafting a Rule of Life
This is a post that I’ve been putting off for several weeks now. After blogging of my first experience with the … Continue reading Experiencing the Eucharist For the First Time
Sunday’s Gospel reading was from the book of John (the twenty-first chapter), in which the writer has an epilogue wherein … Continue reading Four Little Words
Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V. was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a … Continue reading The Discernment of Spirits: Setting the Captives Free with Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV