Online Retreat Week 34: Love and Grace

The guide for week 34 of the Online Retreat in Everyday Time is here. All those weeks and months ago, when this retreat started, and even though I’d been through it before, 34 weeks seemed like a LOOONNNGGG time. It’s less than the duration of most pregnancies. It’s not a year. And yet, in the […]

Online Retreat Week 33: Almost Done, Just Beginning

The guide for week 33 of the Online Retreat in Everyday Time is here. There was a prayer in the guide this week that I copied down — twice — and that I have been praying all week. My mother-in-law was at my house and she called me to tell me how much she enjoyed […]

Online Retreat Week 32: Recognizing Jesus

The Week 32 guide for the Online Retreat in Everyday Life is here. Thinking of that makes me think of just how long this journey of 40 weeks is. It makes me look back over the last 32 weeks and wonder at the path I’ve traveled with you, with Jesus, with a different me. There […]

Online Retreat Week 31: Seeing Him for Who He Is

The Week 31 guide for the Online Retreat in Everyday Life is here. Have you ever been going along, minding your own business when all of a sudden, with a SMACK, you realize the enormity, the implications, the beauty of what you’re doing, just by living your life? Have you ever thought you were doing […]

Online Retreat Week 30: Jesus, Alive!

The Week 30 guide for the Online Retreat in Everyday Life is here. After weeks of contemplating the end of Jesus’ life, I find myself here, on Easter morn, a little…speechless. Recently, someone dear to me asked me about my faith journey. From what they could see, I went from being a pretty ardent atheist […]

Online Retreat Week 29: Jesus in Death

image source The Week 29 guide for the Online Retreat in Everyday Life is here. This week, during Holy Week, we contemplate Jesus in death during our online retreat. In our everyday life, we let this fact — this astonishing reality — touch us: as we do the dishes, as we put on our shoes, […]

Online Retreat Week 28: The Passion

image sourceThe Week 28 guide for the Online Retreat in Everyday Life is here. This week we’re led to the Passion. It’s hard for me to read it through new eyes. We hear it every year around this time, and though I know it’s amazing, I still struggle. What happened to Jesus during the Passion […]

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