Are you Ready?

Luke’s story – a story about how God, in Jesus Christ, has touched the pain of the world in a new and wondrous and transfiguring way – begins with a priest. With a priest in the temple: Then there appeared to Zechariah an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. (LukeContinue reading “Are you Ready?”

Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up

Yesterday, I was pondering over how Mary must have felt when she was told by an Angel that she was the favored one to bear Jesus Christ. Her life was definitely transformed and changed forever. She had no frame of reference to lean on, or a Mother’s guidebook for rearing the Christ child. She didn’tContinue reading “Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up”

Nine Months…

It’s been nine months. Nine months of stay-at-home orders and daily briefings. Nine months of seeing family & friends through screens. Nine months of sadness, fear, and mourning. That’s such a long time. But do you know what else we can do in nine months? We can grow and birth new life into the world.Continue reading “Nine Months…”

Reading to the Cat in Advent

Story taking place in time – place being peace a small room book-lined, a blue chair grey cat upside down beside you pretending sleep, listening as if knowing what the story is about in its own version – a happiness of words taut with attentiveness – the story tightens:  in the middle of the farmyardContinue reading “Reading to the Cat in Advent”

Love

Love is work. Love is action. Love is a deep, whole                   investment in others. Pay attention to                   how much you’ve hoped,                   how much you’ve cared. You know how to Love. by Tony Angeline, LeCora Okeagu, Agustin Fuentes, Susan Ceely Philips

A Light Unto My Path

Visiting the monastery that weekend was one of the first outings I’d made after finding myself alone, my husband’s words still ringing in my ears – that he no longer wanted to be married.  But I’d never arrived at nighttime – never realized just how dark it could get in this most secluded place.  I parked, gotContinue reading “A Light Unto My Path”

The Arrival of a First Grandchild

Our first grandchild was born recently—so many times during her birth, I thought of Mary with awe.  You see, my daughter was supposed to be at the hospital bright and early on a Tuesday morning.  Upon arrival, they found there was no room for them.  After being shuffled around many times, they finally were settledContinue reading “The Arrival of a First Grandchild”

Light of Hope

Upcycling is one of the many things I proudly do as my contribution in the conservation of our beloved Mother Earth.   This pandemic gave me more time to think about what and how I can reuse household things that we normally just throw away. As a result, I have these Lights of Hope made of reusedContinue reading “Light of Hope”

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