At Millennial Journal: A Spotlight on Abuse: Healing the Wounds of the World through Truth, Justice, and Solidarity

I went to see Spotlight a few weeks ago and had some Big Thoughts about it: To embrace the Eucharist fully, we must also embrace justice and mercy. Apologies don’t fade the pain of the victims of abuse or their families, and the rifts within the Church and our communities don’t close by simply acknowledging… Continue reading At Millennial Journal: A Spotlight on Abuse: Healing the Wounds of the World through Truth, Justice, and Solidarity

depressed but not despairing

Going to be straight up honest here today: I’m struggling with clinical depression. Also warning: this is about prayer. If you know me in my off-line life, this probably is no surprise — in the last week I have received a message with a self-care worksheet from my mom, a text from a wonderful friend that she is… Continue reading depressed but not despairing

so you want to change your life

Be dissatisfied. Be completely unsure why. Try to find ways to be satisfied. Some suggestions: achieve goals, get a new job, fall in love, buy new clothes, travel, go to concerts, drink, eat, decorate your house Continue to be dissatisfied. Start wondering why. Really wonder. Some suggestions: journal, read, trawl social media, sit in an… Continue reading so you want to change your life

what my spiritual life looks like right now [june 2015]

Back in Lent, I posted about what practices I was taking on for the season and also gave a little update during Holy Week about how they had gone. Some of those I have retained and some of those have fallen away. For instance, my bed is currently not made. But as I am continuing… Continue reading what my spiritual life looks like right now [june 2015]