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Dear Mentor: Is there time for Advent?

Dear Mentor, I have always loved observing Advent, but this year I am in grad school and overwhelmed by coursework, research, and all the... more

Dear Mentor: Finding Time for Friendships?

Dear Mentor,  I recently began a faculty position in a new community. My time is filled with new class prep, writing commitments, and setting up... more

Dear Mentor: Is this all there is?

I love Bronwyn’s writing and her work has appeared at The Well before. When I saw this “Dear Bronwyn” question and her response here on her blog... more

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Lent: Emptiness, Fear, and Fullness

For Lent this year, I didn’t give anything up. I don’t drink much coffee. I’m breastfeeding, so I can’t give up meat or dairy without being extremely mindful about my... more
Spiritual Formation

Entering into Lent: A Retreat Guide

Reflection OneInto the PassageRead John 11. Using your holy imagination, place yourself in the passage. more

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Giving Up Yes for Lent

Teddy Roosevelt’s quote rings often in my ears: "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank... more

The Power of Girlfriends

There I was in the dark ultrasound room, a lab technician trying to detect what was causing so much pain and dysfunction in my body. I felt scared and vulnerable. But there was... more

Making Friends with the Saints: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Sometimes when you meet a new friend you know instantaneously that she will enter your inner circle. Other times a person moves in and out of your life, gradually drawing closer, until you turn to her one day and notice she has a greater presence... more