The Love You Long For

If you were asked, “What is love?” How would you answer? Most people define love by expressions of care or generosity, which are essential to love. Or worse, we define love by having desire or emotion. Very few of us would define love as the Apostle Paul did, beginning by saying: “Love is patient…” (1…

Abide in Prayer

Maybe people that we work with in spiritual direction/mentoring find it hard to be still with Jesus. When they get alone and quiet themselves for prayer they have trouble settling down. Their bodies are antsy. Their minds are restless and wander from one thought to another. Many distractions seize hold of their attention, sidetracking them…

Hurry Up and Be Still!

“How are you?” my friend asked me on the phone. “Busy,” I replied. “What else is new?” he laughed. “Ever since we roomed together in college I’ve admired how disciplined and productive you are.” Years later, I still think about that exchange. Although it was opposite of my friend’s intention, I realized then that I…