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[10 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
God is like Calculus

God is like calculus.
I remember saying this to my roommate freshman year of college as I sat in one of Boston College’s huge lecture halls listening to an enthusiastic Jesuit spout formulas, problem sets, and answers to us first year business majors. At the time I had a heightened interest in business, and being a good student, I knew calculus was something that needed to be addressed. (Or, maybe just “put behind me.”)
Calculus was difficult for me to untangle and wrap my mind around; very rarely did I …

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

In my traveling over the past week I have been trying to sneak in moments of reflection and prayer. The fact that this is becoming increasingly difficult even though it is now summer suggests my need to slow down and ease up on the planning of things to do FOR God’s will and simply LET God work through the unplanned. That being said, I read excerpts from The Wounded Healer yesterday on a late night plane ride and really wanted to shout YES! to everything in it… …

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[15 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Psalm 23

I’m beginning my week with Bobby McFerrin’s version of Psalm 23. The rich amplification of McFerrin’s vocals coupled with the message of the Psalm slows me and calms me down. As I tucked my I-pod into my tote bag, McFerrin’s melody was trapped in my brain—throughout mass, as I walked home, and then as I finally relinquished to the fact that not much was going to get done today work-wise. Instead of work, I began just sitting, just relaxing, and picturing myself as a sheep… being …

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[21 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Taking a Detour

Winter seems to be headed nowhere—fast. I’m not sure if the piles of snow this year have led to more and more subway construction and delays but my commutes have been laden with orange tape roping off entry ways and “change in service” signs. Last week my 35 minute commute to work turned into 65 minutes when the N train oh-so-pleasantly spoke to me, saying, I most go OUTBOUND 5 more stops before I could go INBOUND…a statement all you urban dwellers will surely cringe at and …