Transitioning to Holy Week

“Let me fall if I must. The one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov Transitions are messy. Holy Week starts with the promise and jubilation of Palm Sunday. And then, Holy Week turns dark and tragic. But, we know the ending. Friday’s darkness turns into Sunday’s light. The week ends in Alleluia!Continue reading “Transitioning to Holy Week”

It is Well with my Soul

For our Sunday musical reflection this week, we will be highlighting a favorite hymn of so many, “It is Well with my Soul.”  As we go through dark times in our lives, for many this hymn brings them calm and hope.  Today we share two beautiful versions of the song, one with voice and oneContinue reading “It is Well with my Soul”

My Sister Maria

  I was raised Catholic and never read the Bible until I joined Marble Collegiate Church.  I have joined the one year Bible reading workshop and  am now reading Genesis. It was the Joseph and his brothers story that resonated with me and jogged my memory. The Bible will do that to you. I drewContinue reading “My Sister Maria”

A Smiling Look…

Picture taken at the New York Botanical Gardens   “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”   – St. Thérèse of Lisieux I came across this quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux in my searchContinue reading “A Smiling Look…”

Saturday Reflection…

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”  John Muir   This is a picture that I took at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA.  It is of a secret pathway and the John Muir quote talks aboutContinue reading “Saturday Reflection…”

Advent Trail Movie List

Tonight, I am sharing with you a list of movies and documentaries to watch this winter on women who have been on this life changing trail…. Redwood Highway (2013)  This movie shows that you are never too old to learn something new. A Far Off Place (1993) A Disney film where a young girl, her American friend,Continue reading “Advent Trail Movie List”

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