How Much Can A Heart Really Hold?

I remember the first time I read it. I was in college and at a friend’s house. She and some other friends and I went to get something out of her room and covering the walnut brown door a poster said this: “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” […]

The Space of a Breath

“Always, we begin again.” I imagine St. Benedict pausing as he writes down these words in his Rule of Life, and looking up at me, gazing intensely at me to see if I am hearing him, if I am understanding this most important of lines. He knows, I think. What it’s like to be a […]

The Art of Loving Long and Slow

I slip into the kitchen at the first hint of light and start the coffee. I drop two pieces of raisin bread into the toaster and just before the smell of warm cinnamon curls around the doorway, my dad appears. He smiles full on, like the sun that has now risen, and then quickly catches […]

When God Is a Handful of Stickers

It was a hot and sticky day, and we were taking our two little ones home from a day at London Zoo. We live in London, but the trip still takes one hour and fifteen minutes and by the time we were on train-change number two, my toddler was just about done with it all. […]

Tangled in the Memories

by Amanda Tingle Taylor | @itTingles Time has a funny way of playing with your memories. Things that never seemed important to you in the present hold so much power over you as a memory. My daughter just moved out of my house for the first time. She is a college freshman living on campus. I […]