Posts Tagged ‘adventure’

As of this week I am back on board as a Benedictine Novice moving toward becoming a Benedictine Oblate.  I had been invested as an Novice back in March of 2009, but as it turned out I wasn’t spiritually or emotionally ready for that sort of commitment so my efforts eventually dwindled off and the weeds grew up to overtake the few seeds that my novitiate had planted.  In this elapsed time, however, I have continually felt the calling to return.  I’ve just  been well too adept at excusing the nudgings, finding all kinds of convenient reasons to put it off or ignore it altogether, and pretending I was doing the right thing going along on my own merry way.  But then this has been the modus operandi for much of my spiritual life, and my life in general.     (more…)


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I originally posted this on another blog site that was going to be solely dedicated to the topic.  But the thought of managing two blog sites with all the other plates I have spinning  on sticks seemed a little too daunting.  So I am adding a category on this blog page where I will play with this topic as we’ll see what come of it.   MRL 

What happens when someone makes a decision to completely put their life in God’s hands? What does it mean to totally submit to God? I don’t know the answer to either. But I’m about to find out (more…)

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