Through Churchy Doors

Prayer for Light in All Seasons

God of all time, In your great love, you have created all things, And in all seasons your works praise you: Flowing water and rushing wind find joy in your … Continue reading


Fatherly Dreaming with St. Joseph

While awaiting a child, a future father might dream of many things: holding a new newborn in his arms, watching her meander towards her first steps, listening to his first … Continue reading

March 19, 2015

From Dirt and Water

Formed and shaped from dirt and water, Forged in love from earth’s debris. God’s own life now flowing through us, God’s own breath our energy. Life and death can never … Continue reading

February 18, 2015

Advent Dance

Dance for us, O Advent skies. Erupt with pink and purple hue. With light’s last gift, defy the night, Creator’s love alive in you. Dance in us, O Cosmic Christ, … Continue reading

December 11, 2014

Cross that Leads Us Into Glory

Cross that leads us into glory, Cross that bears a mystery: Love outpoured and life exalted, Tender grace that sets us free. Grace that feeds us with affliction, Bread of … Continue reading

April 18, 2014

God’s Breath Sweeping Over Water and Earth

God of Glory, All of creation shines with your presence and dazzling love. We praise you for your loving energy, a holy breath sweeping over water and earth, Forming and … Continue reading

February 24, 2013

Plugging In

This reflection is a companion to the previous post. An earlier version of it originally appeared in the Our Lady of the Brook parish bulletin (Northbrook, IL). A few winters … Continue reading

January 13, 2013