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I work as a teacher, poet and spiritual director at a number of institutions in the DC area. My teaching focuses in various ways on writing, poetry, Spirituality and Christian vocation and ministry - especially from the point of view of the laity. I also offer classes and retreats encouraging people to explore their inner lives, engage their creativity and reflect on their beliefs about God, vocation, and how we can discern and pursue new ways to transform our broken world. I enjoy speaking of faith in the secular academy as well as reminding those preparing for ministry in the Church that our primary purpose is to love and serve the world beyond the church's doors. I love helping people to grow in faith and to find their own voices, and I also love encouraging them to use their minds. I see no contradiction between these impulses, believing as I do that faith, reason and creativity work together.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

I'm back - with a new book to sell!

  I'm excited to announce that my new book of poems, Good Places, is now available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press. It's a series of lyric poems that trace a journey between places, leaving an old home and moving to a new one, a journey that quietly becomes a time of spiritual transformation.  These poems explore the experience of being fully present in a place,  finding in the trees, the garden, the birds, light and interior spaces of an old home and a new home images for losses and the discoveries, the turnings and the seasons of life.

The print run is determined by number of preorders so now is the time if you are inclined to order it.  Delivery scheduled for October 14.  I am very grateful for any and all pre-orders.  You can see information on the book and preorder at https://finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=2695

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this notice... I am going to go check it out. So happy to have a new book to add to my growing collection.