A few years ago, I shared with my husband something that I had been contemplating throughout the day. To me, it was a profound thought which merited admiration. (Hah! Of course, I thought that.) Yet, he responded not to the fruit of my contemplation but to the act of my mulling things over while I … More Contemplation not Always Possible
I’m tired. Its not because I worked hard. Its because of what I see. The view from a substitute teacher’s desk weigh’s heavy on my heart… “Time for a little class competition. John, will you please put your phone away and try to factor this trinomial?” Teacher walks next to the kid who is checking … More What I See in the Classroom
You try very hard not to judge others and in fact, it probably comes easily to see the good in others and take people as they are. But what about yourself? How do you take your own mistakes? Or lack of growth? What about your situation in life? As children of God, daily we have … More Where is your confidence?
Thanks for waiting. I’m back to blogging. In what area are you just getting back on track? Sometimes, we really just have to do what we love, not because we are great at it but because it is OURS to do. Why should I write when millions of people say it better than me? Why … More Back on Track – because I want to…
There is a wellspring of things to offer to God and receive from him by simply looking at your life. This prayer never seems to get old because life is so full and God is so active. Here is my version of this “examen” or “reviewing of my day with God.” Most of it was passed … More A Good Bedtime Prayer
I think often about the “problem of evil.” Probably everyone does. Usually my thoughts are not very clear and I always give up, holding out hope for some future in-depth conversation with a wise friend about it all. In my fantasy, we’ll have the Bible in one hand and the Summa Theologicae in the other, … More Is Everything God’s Will? (part 1)
Super relaxing. Gentle encouragement. Christ focused. I’ve been enjoying this app called “Pray As You Go” as I commute to work or on a quick jaunt to the grocery store. Its a 15 minute meditation on some bible readings. The readers (British Jesuits) usually have cool accents and they feature music from all over the … More Pray as you go
Do your kids ever move as slow as molasses in the morning? Well, take a guess about mine. Today, however, I inadvertently stumbled upon something to make my little one walk more quickly to school. Bubbles. I was out on the porch waiting for the kids to get on their shoes. Since I haven’t cleaned … More We Need Something Beautiful to Follow