Nabuule Vivian shares her process as she seeks to reconcile the ancestor religion of her father and grandfather with the Catholicism of her family and upbringing. What is conveyed by her father's blessing?
Tom Fate's latest, a travel memoir, is "Not only 'a journey into space,' as Nelle Morton once wrote, 'but a journey into presence.' Not tours, but unmarked detours. Detours of intention, which can be read two ways: sometimes I chose the route, but more often it chose me."
When it comes to prayer, are many Christians simply trying too hard? In making prayer just another goal to achieve, we don't allow the Divine Gardener to aerate the soil and prepare the ground that allows our prayer lives to be fruitful.