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Pause and Pray

How do you live each day? After I read a quote by Muhammad Ali,…
April 7, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Empty

I usually wear seven rings. It’s not as flashy as it sounds.…
April 2, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Daily Diary

Frederick Buechner, one of my favorite email pastors, writes,…
March 31, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Almost Home

One thousand miles to Saint Benedict’s Monastery is an adventure…
March 26, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Caring in a Crisis

The coronavirus is confusing and frightening for millions of…
March 24, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Coloring Calm

When I was a child, I loved coloring because it gave me the chance…
March 19, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

What Not to Say 101

“Been there done that!” The words stung as they hung in the…
March 17, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

The Glory of Lent

On Valentine’s Day, we received a pot filled with bulbs just…
March 12, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Living Our Democracy

Recently, I listened to an interview that Krista Tippett, MPR’s…
March 10, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Out of Gas

When I entered the convent in 1956, driving was still considered…
March 5, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Catching the Ball

While attending my first game at Target Field last August, I…
March 3, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Rest in Peace

Ione, please don't rest in peace!

This seems to be the year…
February 27, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Voracious Reader

When I discovered reading, there was no stopping me. I was one…
February 25, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

It Was a Puzzle

With blizzard conditions roaring out of doors, the puzzle purchased…
February 20, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

How to Survive Lent

I have many memories of Lent in church. Some are really dreary…
February 13, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

My Pet Fly

If one is a people person, how does one find life with living…
February 6, 2020/by Amanda Hackett