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 I identify with the study participants in Marsha Sinetar's book, Everyday People as Monks and Mystics. They model insights, techniques and lifestyle changes that resemble my own. Sinitar uses the terms "monk" and "mystic" loosely, referring to to all who hunger and thirst for God. Not malcontents...

​After realizing the truth of Christianity, the floodgates opened for a titanic struggle. As the train slowly approached in the tunnel, my mind turned a corner. A dark curtain descended, eclipsing my former epiphanies. I found it impossible to sync my new resolve with my...

When our nine-year old son, Michael, developed serious emotional problems, the trajectory of my life changed dramatically. The sudden onset of his depression and refusal to cooperate confounded my husband and me. I might have ended up a shallow shopaholic had I not come against this...

The onset of my son's emotional problems changed the trajectory of my life. Despite receiving professional help, uncooperative behavior continued at home and at school. Hearing negative feedback from teachers and other mothers caused feelings of helplessness and shame. Acutely aware of the fragility of life,...

My shocking, radical turn towards Christianity proved to be the single most practical decision of my life. In discerning the sacred meaning of sorrow, in its struggle and redemption, I learned that no world-weariness, desolation of spirit, or grievous remorse is ever wasted in God’s...

Annie Dillard said that Barbara Brown Taylor's writing is "wonderfully intelligent, moving, and direct." In the tradition of Kathleen Norris and Anne Lamott, Taylor gives an account of her journey. From city to country, from full time parish minister to college professor, from urban dweller...

If you were to ask me who I would rather spend an evening with—-my spiritual friends or my religious friends, I would definitely  chose the spiritual ones (ideally it shouldn’t be a contradiction in terms). Immediately, one of my favorite movies, Chocolat comes to mind. The refreshing newcomers in the...