Hungry Already?

So it's Friday and that means I skip lunch and have an early dinner of hearty soup and bread with my students around 5pm. And it's not even noon and I'm already hungry. Fasting and dieting have never been high on my list of practices, always doing the minimum. But I'm really considering the … Continue reading

Violence Begets Violence

I was 13 and was sitting by the window in my parent's apartment. I walked away and then I heard that sound. Gunfire. It has a unmistakable sound, especially when it is followed by screaming. A young man was shot on the corner of my block, in suburban Yonkers. By no means was it a great … Continue reading

One Word: Respect

Day #6: of the Fast, Pray, Give Calendar: So I'll be honest, I forgot to look this morning at the FPG Calendar and I was cranky for most of the morning because I wasn't exactly mindful. But at the end of the day, I was able to spend some time in mindfulness and offered the day to God … Continue reading

Change Me, Lord

Prayer doesn't change God, prayer changes us. Kathleen Norris, the great spiritual writer was featured in the BustedHalo Fast, Pray, Give calendar today and she mentions that when we pray we ask to be changed as opposed to asking God to change something with no effort on our part, as a kind of … Continue reading