Author Archives: evask50

About evask50

I am a spiritual director, ordained minister, and retreat leader.

Being Heard

One of our greatest needs is to be heard, to be genuinely listened to in a loving and deep way.  Think about a time when someone did that for you, when they didn’t try to talk over you or offer … Continue reading

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Hands and Feet

I don’t know about you, but I have been overwhelmed with the news stories lately, that remind us that there is so much brokenness in the world. What I find especially disheartening is when different people groups are discriminated against … Continue reading

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Fragility and Gift

With all that has been in the news we are reminded of the sacredness and fragility of life. The senseless loss through violence  breaks one’s heart and calls us to action in both prayer and joining our voices with others … Continue reading

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Called to love

Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. John 13:34 It is common for each of us younger or older to desire to … Continue reading

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Life has a way of changing like the seasons. Transformation comes as we allow ourselves to be reborn through them,  leaning into the One who made us, into the One who continues to make us new. It is often a … Continue reading

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Everyday moments

Have you ever thought that everyday moments are experienced according to how we live them? They can be mundane and rote, especially when we do the same things over and over again, like riding the train to work or brushing … Continue reading

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“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” – G.K. Chesterton The greatest love affair in my life has been with God. When I was a small child, God made God’s love and presence … Continue reading

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For Richard

Grief, comes like a wave and washes over me, reminding me both of your absence,  and the gift of your presence in our lives. Though your absence leaves a permeating void, your memory fills, encourages, inspires, and uplifts. There is so … Continue reading

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Living from the Inside Out

I have been contemplating on what it means to live from the inside out. It seems the depth and balance in life comes from withdrawing to be in solitude with God, and then living from that inner place. And when … Continue reading

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“If you want to identif…

“If you want to identify me, Ask me not where I live Or what I like to eat, Or how I comb my hair but ask me what I am living for, in detail and ask me, What I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for? “ Thomas Merton

“If God is the center of your life, no words are necessary. Your mere presence will touch hearts”. Vincent de Paul

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