Finding God’s presence in the most mundane tasks can be a challenge, and requires practice. Today, even if you have a dishwasher, wash dishes by hand and with each dish concentrate on conversing with God, just as if God were sitting there with you in your kitchen.
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.