Entries by Michael Downs

Advent(ures) in Waiting

You must keep your feet active, so when the opportunity presents itself, you are ready to move into and through the challenge at hand. The worthy waiter is active and attentive, not passive and distracted.

Laudato Si’: Do You Invite Your Children Into Encounter With God’s Creation?

As I stepped off a tiny airplane onto a wet tarmac in my childhood hometown, the sweet aroma of post-rain mountain air stopped me in my tracks.  Each clean breath seemed to clear from my head the smog and drought and allergies of the city where I currently live.  My eyes scanned the big Montana […]

The Clothes They Wear

But our daily battle to get her dressed turned from whimsical to worrisome recently, as three words on her t-shirt tag caught my eye: Made in Bangladesh.