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Hineni, Here I Am!

There is a beautiful and deeply expressive phrase that appears…
February 9, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Kindness

Twenty years ago this month, my almost 89-year-old dad was near…
February 4, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

The Hand Pump

I saw it again, the antique water pump hidden away in the monastery…
February 2, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Let’s Write a Psalm!

Did you ever write a psalm? Let’s write one together.

Most…
January 28, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Hillesum

At Noon Prayer, there are two readings, instead of the usual…
January 26, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Doing the Shuffle While Clearing the Clutter

I’m shuffling papers upon my desk trying to clear a little…
January 21, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Sitting on the Dock

It is a bright, early, warm June morning, looking out unto Mille…
January 19, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Puzzle of Life

On our community room table, we have a “puzzle in process”…
January 12, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Remembering Winters Long Ago

Winter 2021 will find me mostly indoors, afraid of slipping on…
January 7, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Transformation Through COVID

I thought it would be over by now, yet COVID continues to be…
January 5, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Jesus is Back

“I put it there last night. It’s gone!”

An astonished…
December 24, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Waiting…Waiting…Waiting…

Advent is our time of watching and waiting. During the first…
December 22, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Another Story of How Love Comes Down at Christmas

“Everyone knows that beautiful hair makes a girl look beautiful,”…
December 17, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

God is a Kind God

The Christmas season is upon us. Up north, the season kicks off…
December 15, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Gratitude

A bishop friend of mine took up the practice of writing one thank…
December 10, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Here and Now

I consider Sister Joan Chittister to be one of the most powerful…
December 8, 2020/by Amanda Hackett