Becoming a Little Friend of Jesus

This morning I was listening to “On Being” a radio program/podcast on human flourishing.  A couple of years ago I caught a bit of the episode with Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche communities.  I finally downloaded the podcast of this particular episode (which has been on my mental to do list ever since I […]

Shared Suffering and Comfort

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  For as we […]


I love to travel.  I caught the “bug” in college and have never quite been the same since.  I notice an antsy-ness whenever I experience extended absences of travel and exploration.  And of course, every trip makes me yearn for another.  I have learned how to take this love of travel into my own surroundings, […]