Studies in Hope | A CLOSE READING OF THE EVERYDAY

Simple Things

Simple Things

"In our deepest self we keep living with the illusion that we will always be the same." Henri Nowen "It's really very simple," my late spiritual director, Gladys, once said to me. She was talking about how she lived each day, waking up, having a written conversation...

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Continuous Living

Continuous Living

"Anxiety turns us toward courage, because the other alternative is despair." Paul Tillich I've claimed "seasonal affective disorder" for years, and that may be so, but I'm starting to realize it's not only summer to fall that is hard for me. It's winter to spring, and...

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On Procrastination

On Procrastination

“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo Along with the decluttering reading and course I embarked upon earlier this year, and in part to understand the root of the...

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On Digital Minimalism, Coons, and Lent

On Digital Minimalism, Coons, and Lent

'As Paul Tillich put it, suffering introduces you to yourself and reminds you that you are not the person you thought you were.' David Brooks Lent began on Wednesday, and I am in the habit of letting go of something that distracts me from more important things, and...

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