The precocious toddler’s interest in talking to her mother
grew in insistence as the gathered group settled in for an hour of silent
prayer. Shushing didn’t work, so the mother led her child into an adjoining room
where she would still be part of the sanctuary, but sound would be dampened. Despite
the closed door and heavy glass walls, the child’s fervent desire to speak with
her mother was still audible.
I said a prayer for the patient mother determined to stay, and
for the child who was either tired or hungry or impatient for Mom’s undivided
attention. And then tried to bring my wandering thoughts back to prayer. I had
come to Adoration with my own pressing need for answers.
Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a growing emptiness in
my heart. A void, as if something is missing. It’s not psychological. Not
physical. After doing an internal check, I determined it’s a spiritual void
that I’m experiencing.
No, I’m not doubting God, his existence or goodness. I have
full confidence in…
Open to the Sprit is like reading a letter from a friend. McKnight writes a very accessible introduction to the Holy Spirit and its role in our spiritual life. McKnight uses several stories from his life and others to share how the Holy Spirit consoles and deepens our daily spiritual walk. A terrific book for those seeking an introduction to a relationship with the Holy Spirit.
On Wednesday I picked up my first box of organic from the
High Country Conservation Center’s Summit CSA (Community Supported
Agriculture). Way back in February, I bought a ‘share’ in this summer’s crop,
which entitles me to a weekly box of organic vegetables from mid-June through
Now that the vegetables have arrived, I have two reactions:
1) Wow! This is so exciting! Look at these beautiful vegetables, I’m going to
be so healthy. 2) Yikes! What am I going to do with four bags of greens?
For the next sixteen
weeks, I want to share my culinary adventures as I cook my way through my CSA
box each week. Even if you don’t subscribe to the CSA share, you’ll enjoy these
recipes which focus on our summer bounty. I hope you’ll also be inspired to try
more vegetable-centered meals. Now, back to those four bags of greens!
This week’s recipe
polished off two of the bags immediately. You can make this easy and tasty
recipe for two or four people, just increase the amount of greens and th…