A Simple Word

Committing to a new practice like going to the gym or eating healthier meals can focus us on specific actions that we’ll make a point to do again and again, and I agree that goals with that level of specificity can be valuable. However, choosing a word to describe the kind of year that we envision finding or that we hope to contribute to is a slightly different thing. There are stories of ancient people going out in search of wise women and men who’d made their homes in the desert. Because these desert dwellers had exchanged their complicated urban days for simpler lives, it was assume they’d drawn closer to the divine…

– excerpted from the article “A Simple Word”
in the December 30, 2018 Indianapolis Star. Read more here.

Author: Callie J. Smith

Callie J. Smith is novelist and spirituality writer. She's ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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