Mining the Now
Uncovering the Sacred in the Dailiness of Life
Welcome, and thank you for discovering or returning to Mining the Now, a place to explore living each moment with mindful and attentive hearts.
Mining the Now is an invitation to dig deep, to view every moment of our lives as an arena for tending the Holy, for uncovering the Divine speaking to us from everywhere and through everything. Wherever we may be on our spiritual paths, all are welcome to come here often to pray, reflect, and pay attention to God at work in our universe, God who who accompanies us through the hopes and the heartaches, the joys and the grievings that are part of each day’s journeys.
Each post will offer a brief reflection on how the seemingly ordinary and routine are infused with uncommon wonder, grace, and meaning for our time and place. Thanks for stopping by and do come back often to share what you find here with others and to offer your own comments, wisdom, and insights.
Chris Koellhoffer, IHM
Chris Koellhoffer, a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scranton, PA), is a writer, presenter, and spiritual guide. She has experience as an English teacher and school administrator, television producer, director of communications, and pastoral associate. She has also ministered in IHM leadership as councilor for spiritual development and director of peace and justice for her IHM Congregation. She has served for many years as a spiritual director and retreat director.
A long-time contributor to Living Faith, Chris is a writer and poet whose reflections and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including Review for Religious, Living with Christ, Journey, Alive Now, Living Mercy, and LCWR Occasional Papers. She is the author of Longing for the Endless Immensity: Reflection and Prayer for Living a Life That Matters (Sisters of IHM); Advent Here and Now; With Jesus Today: A Contemporary Way of the Cross; and Pope Francis: Living Advent with Joy & Peace (Creative Communications for the Parish).
Her life has been deeply shaped by the power of words and images, by her passion for beauty and story, and by relationships with people on the margins. She currently serves as a writer, presenter, and spiritual guide through her Mobile Spirituality Ministry.