Soul Food Blog

One With Life … 

Once you have made peace with the present moment, see what happens, what you can do or choose to do, or rather what life does through you. There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: One with Life. Being one with life is […]

See the Good In All Things (Spring Meditation) … 

Everything is so inseparably united. As soon as we begin to describe a flower or a tree or a storm or an Indian or a chipmunk, up jumps the whole heaven and earth and God Himself in one inseparable glory. — John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra   Learn to see God in […]

LGBT Catholics: Owning Our Faith … 

Join the Conversation In November 2014, several LGBT Catholics from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City launched a project concerning the relationship between the Catholic Church and people of sexual and gender minorities. The goals of this project are to foster dialogue about and encourage greater inclusion and acceptance of […]

The True Self … 

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. — E. E. Cummings The True Self is […]

The Winter of Listening (Lenten Meditation) … 

The simplicity of winter has a deep moral. The return of Nature, after such a career of splendor and prodigality, to habits so simple and austere, is not lost either upon the head or the heart. It is the philosopher coming back from the banquet and the wine to a cup of water and a […]

God Of New Creating … 

God of new creating, who beckons us to the dance of birthing and sustains us in our laboring, hear this prayer: From fear of the unknown deliver me. From doubts of my creativity deliver me. From ridicule by those around me deliver me. From my excuses about my abilities, my age, my education, my looks, […]

Richard Rohr appearing on ‘Super Soul Sunday’ … 

The season premiere of the two-time Emmy award-winning daytime series Super Soul Sunday, featuring Oprah’s inspirational interviews with today’s top thinkers, visionaries and spiritual leaders, returns with all-new episodes on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT/ET on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) featuring Fr. Richard Rohr! Tune in this season for conversations with […]

Magnificent Refuge (A Winter Reflection) … 

In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. — Kahlil Gibran from The Prophet God is as available and accessible as the very thing we all do constantly—breathe. ― Richard Rohr from The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics It helps to realize that the sun never stops shining, […]

Paris-Chartres Pilgrimage 2015 (Special Blog Announcement) … 

Greetings, I have some exciting news.  When I began this blog almost five years ago, I intended for it to be an archive of things that I found to be inspiring on my faith journey through life. The result is a wonderful chronicle of my soul’s exploration and discovery — and history of my own seeking journey and growing through life. It […]

Labyrinths: Circles In The Sand … 

The labyrinth is a mandala that meets our longing for a change of heart, for a change of ways in how we live together on this fragile island home, and for the energy, the vision, and the courage to meet the challenges of the 21st century. — Lauren Artress from Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth […]