I love to pray visually (what is sometimes called visio divina). God speaks to me in paintings particularly, and for a few weeks, I would pray once a week meditating on the works one of my favorite painters: Jacques Tissot. I love his painting titled Inner Voices (1885) the most, but I’m often drawn back in times […]Read More Why are you waiting? What are you waiting for?
Hello, all. My goodness, it’s been so long since I’ve written here, but it feels so wonderful to be back. Below are some of my thoughts (the fruit of mediation and prayer) on the power and beauty of persistence in prayer: … For so many of us, we are familiar with the Scripture passage about […]Read More There is power and beauty in the persistence of asking.
Dear reader, I’d like to write to you about the wonderful pilgrimage I have just finished. I write this to you from a cruising altitude of 31,986 ft. over the North Atlantic Ocean, only 3 short hours away from home. After an entire semester abroad with multiple little pilgrimages [to Manchester, Morocco, and Fatima, Portugal], […]Read More The Singing of the Sky
As part of my study abroad program in Granada, we can sign up to be a volunteer in the community we live in. There are many volunteering opportunities, including helping Spanish teachers in their English as a Second Language classes, working with the elderly in their homes, and volunteering at local hospitals. A few weeks […]Read More On Connect 4, IV’s, and Rawness
If you know me, you know that I love a good book. This is because books can offer us a different lens through which we can see the world. Since books speak to my mind and my soul, it is very natural for me to talk about my study abroad experience through books. Now, regarding […]Read More Excursion to England: How to Live Like Your Favorite Book Character
Thoughts on the joy of traveling to the end of the road.Read More On Falling in Love with the End of the Bus Route
These books will change how you see the world around you, and will help you become a better traveler– one who experiences the world, and doesn’t just see it.Read More 3 Books to Read Before/While Visiting Spain