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A Time to Cast Away

When I was a college student with budget issues, I was always looking for a more reasonable lease. Often I would sign a nine-month contract and

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We’re Taking Back Christmas

Growing up, I remember Christmas being such a magical time of year. As soon as Thanksgiving was over, the Christmas decorations came out, the tree

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What is Old is New

I was an early devotee of minimalism. When my wife and I met in 2008 I was sleeping Japanese-style on a futon mattress-topped tatami mat

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Blessed is She Who Believed

There is a stone building called “Mary’s House” near the ancient city of Ephesus (modern-day Turkey) on a hillside named “Nightingale”. The house is simple,

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Why Do You Doubt?

Consider Matthew 14:31: Peter cried out for help when he began to sink as he tried to walk on water toward Jesus in the stormy

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Five Traits for a Contemplative Life

One of the fundamental characteristics of contemplation for a Carmelite is the understanding that it is an invitation: an invitation into another’s presence. God invites

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Kicking Off the Dust

Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet. – Matthew 10:14

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