If you're someone who loves spicy food, this shop specializing in spicy ramen is a must-visit.Read More
I recently came across this poem I wrote after hearing Luci Shaw, a poet, speak at the Festival of Faith & Writing in 2014. Luci at the time was eighty-five years old.
She was full of vigor and clarity, humor and wit and creative energy.
Listening to her was for me like a slowly rising tide. At first just the smell of the sea at a distance and the faint sound of waves. By the end of her lecture I was in danger of being submerged my own salty tears.
Eighty-five years old and she had become herself, yet was still also becoming.
She said she wrote because she had to, because that's who she was and who she had to become. It was work, but joyful work.
A lightweight jacket is one of the few items I never (ever) leave home without. Whether it's a day of urban exploration, a week-long walking pilgrimage, or a month of backcountry hiking one of these is an absolute essential.Read More
Here's a round-up of the best books and online resources for Lent 2017. Before we get to the booklist below, I'd like to highlight a few resources of note.
City Church San Francisco has a new Lenten guide based around the Examen. Get the free PDF here.
Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts is offering an online Lenten retreat using Lectio Divina. It runs for six weeks and costs $120.
Those looking to dive deeper into an Ignatian perspective during Lent can check out An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. This is a wonderful online series drawn from a full-length book. It's adapted for an eight week journey through Lent and Easter—I highly recommend it and it's free!Read More
Love them or hate them, smartphones are a constant travel companion for most of us these days.
Travel enough and it's only a matter of time until your phone battery is at 2% and screaming red while you try to do one of the following before it shuts off, dead and useless.Read More
There will be moments when you doubt the whole thing. When your whole journey feels like some foolish, ill-conceived, irresponsible lark of trip that should have never been undertaken and begs to be abandoned immediately.Read More
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages.Read More
I cannot reconcile all that I love in this one life.
There are too many places I would sell my soul to get back to for just one hour of fading light and the ground beneath my feet.Read More