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Single Life – Books, Quotes, Articles, and Suggested Bibliography

I remember the very first time I contemplated the question, “What if being single is truly my calling in life?” I spent countless hours scouring the internet, and perhaps that’s how you stumbled upon this blog post, too! Finding the rare article, book chapter, or a mere sentence that validated the single vocation was like… Continue reading Single Life – Books, Quotes, Articles, and Suggested Bibliography


Darkness Is Not Dark For You

This month our team at “Into the Deep” has been reflecting on nature as a holy teacher. Is there a moment that comes to mind for you – a God moment – when you felt particularly close to God while out in nature? There are so many images of nature in scripture, and Jesus uses… Continue reading Darkness Is Not Dark For You

The Call to Imitate Christ

Our team at “Into the Deep” has been reflecting on an Ignatian approach to discernment and how we invite God into our “deeper yeses” as we discern where God is calling us. Whether you are making a major career shift or simply trying to be more intentional about praying through your everyday decisions, check out… Continue reading The Call to Imitate Christ

God is there before our arrival (National Catholic Reporter)

Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy.  Else we may find ourselves treading on someone else’s dreams; more serious still, we may forget that God was there before our arrival.  (Max Warren, in his introduction to the… Continue reading God is there before our arrival (National Catholic Reporter)

Finding Hope in Forgiveness

It strikes me that anyone searching for hope is likely doing so under less than ideal circumstances. We generally don’t go looking for hope when all is smooth and going well. If you’re sitting with the sting of tragedy, grief, anxiety, or disappointment – chances are you will find something in these reflections that will… Continue reading Finding Hope in Forgiveness

Belonging in Relationship

This month, our writing team members at Into the Deep are reflecting on moments of belonging, or more specifically, moments when we feel like we don’t belong. Head over to Becky Eldredge’s website to read my reflection. While you’re there, check out the new Prayer Resources page and *free* Guided Audio Prayer Library. I hope… Continue reading Belonging in Relationship

Advent Joy!

Advent greetings everyone! This month our Into the Deep writers are reflecting on the Scripture readings of Advent. As we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent, I offer some thoughts on Philippians 4:4-7 and our call to “Rejoice in the Lord always!” Joy often takes us by surprise! Other times it’s hard to find joy (the… Continue reading Advent Joy!

The Only Way Through Is Through

Our current series at Into the Deep explores the qualities of Contemplative Leaders. This series is based on an article from Becky Eldredge over at Ignatian Spirituality.com. Throughout the series, we invite you to consider, “How are you being invited to contemplative leadership?”   This post was a tough one to write. As a writer, I’ve learned to blur… Continue reading The Only Way Through Is Through

Remaining Faithful

This month our team of writers at Into the Deep are reflecting on “Growth in the Spirit”. As we enter the Easter Season, this series will explore the various ways Ignatian spirituality guides us in being able to notice that the Risen Christ is right in front of us.   “God has not called me to be successful; He has called… Continue reading Remaining Faithful

Praying When Angry

Does prayer ever feel like a lot of work to you? Do you find yourself struggling to pray or avoiding prayer altogether? This month our team of writers at Into the Deep are reflecting on times when prayer is hard – when prayer is dry or desolate; when we’re too tired, confused, or angry to pray; when… Continue reading Praying When Angry

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