I wish I could freeze time. My kids often debate about what superpower is coolest- flying, transporting, strength. Me? I wish I was that girl Evie from the 80’s show “Out of this World” and just put my fingers together to stop the clock from running, then clap when I want it to start again. … More Freeze Time
For Lent, my husband and I have joined a few other couples in trying to delve into the crux of the Gospel. What is the good news? Sometimes it seems so simple. Other times, not. Has there been a period in your life when you have tried to piece it all together? Or maybe you’ve … More What is the Good News?
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…
I’ve been writing a book for my oldest daughter and children (and maybe for you too). Unfortunately, I haven’t touched it since the summer so, I’m pausing my blogging in order to focus a bit more. I love that this is coming along with Advent and the cozy time of the winter. Many religious orders … More Pausing the Blog to Write a Book…
Have you ever felt seething frustration that you can’t seem to shake? Or do you know that you love others and that you and yours are in God’s hands but there are poignant moments when you can’t seem to act like it or feel that trust? It can be incredibly devastating to a daughter or … More God Melted my Anger
Autumn and Natalie Merchant are similar. I get all sentimental, sad and discontent when Natalie Merchant enticingly sings, “Theeeese are days you’ll remember Never before and never since I promise Will the whole world be warm as this…” It makes me miss childhood, high school, college, engagement, young adulthood, the toddler years, these years. … More You Will Bloom More than Once
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)
I’ve found myself feeling pulled in a million directions and failing people at every turn. People who have a legitimate right to my love and attention- friends, parents, children, spouse, neighbors, school administrators… are often cut short and do not get what they deserve from me. This is true also of the orphan, the widow, the … More Give from God’s Strength
This morning on the last block of my run, I saw an old Japanese man shuffling toward me on his own exercise endeavor. Ask just about anyone in this neighborhood and they will know who I’m talking about since he evokes quite a bit of admiration and perhaps even worry. This beautiful man has unmistakably … More High Five the Runner