What is a Spiritual Director and Do You Need One?

No one knows what I do, perhaps even my own children. When I say I am a spiritual director, nearly everyone looks confused and says, “Oh….” or “What is that? Are you like a spiritual counselor or something?” Even though you didn’t know you needed this post, here I am to clear it all up …

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The Deadening Power of Comparison or My Lenten Practice with Questions to Guide Your Lenten Exploration

Last week I was away to write, ostensibly on a book. But I also worked on other things, taking creative excursions as they came up. THIS ONE CAME UP. I always battle my own demons that surface when I am quiet and have ample space. Which is one reason I need a block of time …

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Coming Out, Part 4: Lost Things and Found

I remember driving the 30 miles from Lakeside to Polson in Montana with my grandfather at the wheel, my grandmother in the passenger seat. I was in the backseat, singing. I sang the whole way. I must have been on my way home from an overnight with them where grandma and I giggled in the …

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