Writing Awakening at Lourdes was a long process for me. I write to make sense of things; as I wrote, the whispers and nudges God had been sending through the years came into clearer focus. The thing that came into the clearest focus was this: You were my whispers and nudges. Every one of you…

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Empty hospital bed in front of an open window

There are sacred places in the world where communities come together for the express purpose of caring for โ€” and lifting up โ€” those who cannot care for themselves. Hospitals, especially childrenโ€™s hospitals, are definitely among them. Staying in a hospital is a valuable exercise in radical abandonment to the will of God.

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