In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. Luke 2:8 Why did God send the angels to these apparently unimportant shepherds? This story is so familiar (you can probably nearly recite it yourself), and it raises so many questions for me. I hope that you will... Continue Reading →


“My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.” Luke 1:48 In this episode we continue our reflection on the profound blessing of saying yes to God, saying yes to the ways in which we are being called out of... Continue Reading →


The angel Gabriel… came to her and said “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.   Luke 1:26, 28, 29 In today’s episode with pray with Mary, and the angel Gabriel’s incredible announcement to her. We observe... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, During the next few weeks, Contemplative at Home will be bringing you four special episodes on the theme Christmas in Ordinary Time. As you know, Christmas is very specifically not ordinary time, it is an extraordinary season of festivity and abundance and celebration! So why the theme Christmas in Ordinary Time? As I’ve continued my... Continue Reading →

Consider the Lilies

Hello friends, We continue our series "With Jesus in Ordinary Time" thinking about one or two of the ways in which Jesus used the ordinary world around him to speak truth into the hearts of his followers. Consider these wildflowers, he said. They don't reap or sow or spin, but their beauty is remarkable. You... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Place

  Jesus invites his friends: “Come away with me to a quiet place and get some rest.” In this episode you are invited to observe Jesus as he goes to a deserted place and prays to his Father, and to have your own conversation with God as well. Every Blessing!


Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, ...was led by the Spirit in the wilderness  In the wilderness, Jesus is tempted to turn stones into bread, to take the glory and authority of all the nations on the earth, to test whether the angels will keep him from falling. The temptations are for security,... Continue Reading →

The Hidden Life

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor. Hello Friends, Have you ever thought about the thirty years that Jesus lived in a most ordinary way? In this episode we pray with the Hidden Life: the years Jesus lived in obscurity, humbly given over to the hard... Continue Reading →

The Beatitudes

Hello Friends! Welcome to the first episode of Season Two: With Jesus in Ordinary Time. This season we will consider the ordinary dynamics of Jesus' life, the ordinary objects things he used to point people to the truth, and how he encountered ordinary people. My family recently had the opportunity to visit Israel and in the... Continue Reading →

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