The Abbot’s Desk

Uplifting devotions for the contemplative life.


Everyday Deeds

“I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” ~The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey As I watched the scenario in front of me begin to unfold, I couldn’t help but wonder whether or not the fast-food restaurants of modern America haveContinue reading “Everyday Deeds”

A Chapter Well-Written

Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I am always reading 2-3 books at one time; usually 1-2 non-fiction books and a good solid work of fiction. At present, my non-fiction reading list includes the complete works of Plato, and one of his successors, a man by the name of Plotinus. Because I like toContinue reading “A Chapter Well-Written”

On Different Pages

There is a story about a young boy named Tommy who only had one good eye. One morning as he left for school, Tommy’s grandmother gave him a dollar and asked him to go buy a loaf of bread on his way home. Realizing that he had a test that day, Tommy decided to stopContinue reading “On Different Pages”

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