Contemplation & Spirituality, Discernment, Saints

Work Harder, Pray More

In light of the upcoming elections, many of us have spent time considering our options, weighing the consequences and praying that not only our nation survives but can address necessary issues. As difficult as this election year has been, I am reminded that my faith, though resting solely in Christ, cannot remain isolated from the… Continue reading Work Harder, Pray More

Saints, Teresa of Avila, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part II

In continuation of our journey through the Interior Castle with Teresa of Avila we may find ourselves approaching the third dwelling place. Through an initial curiosity and muddling in prayer we have heard God calling us. Rather than waiting at the door we have entered to discover the One who knows us better than we… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part II

#Confirmation, Sacraments, Saints

Confirmation: Our Call to Become Saints

This weekend, to my heart's delight, my son Peter was confirmed in the Catholic Church as Paul. In this moment I was reminded both of the importance of this sacrament and of the journey ahead. These were my words to him.. “Welcome to the school of the Spirit, the sacrament of Confirmation…for those who want… Continue reading Confirmation: Our Call to Become Saints

Teresa of Avila, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Praying with St. Teresa of Avila (Pt 1)

Who is this saint, you ask? What does a young 16th Carmelite nun still have to teach us..or better yet, what have we left to learn? Yearn to take an inner pilgrimage, or encounter God in a life changing way? Then, I invite you to join my friend and companion, saint and mystic Teresa of… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Praying with St. Teresa of Avila (Pt 1)

Conference, Mercy

Catholic Conference for Moms: Faces of Mercy

In this year of mercy, there has been much discussion about what this invitation truly means. What has been our experience of mercy and forgiveness, and how do we better extend this to all those we encounter in our daily lives? Without a doubt, each of these experiences are as diverse and intimate as our own… Continue reading Catholic Conference for Moms: Faces of Mercy

Contemplation & Spirituality, Embracing the Ordinary, Surrender

Worth Revisiting: Open Windows

Beyond the treasures of abundant color, pumpkin lattes and cool crisp days, fall carries the promise to unwind, unplug and connect in a distinct way. With open windows, the tall sheer curtains stirring amidst the early morning breeze lays the invitation to allow the outside in. Beckoned to welcome the sunrise, to encounter the stillness,… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Open Windows

Embracing the Ordinary, Poetry, Uncategorized

Worth Revisiting: A Grandfather’s Legacy

Today I share a granddaughter's revisiting of the legacy of a poet, not by trade but by heart. A teacher, farmer, surveyor, and cotton gin manager, Carl Wyatt Ferrell wore many hats in order to best provide for his family.  And still always the student he looked at life each day anew, finding God not… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Grandfather’s Legacy

Music, Scripture Reflection

Music that Moves Us: Take Me by Ben Walther

(This post is part of a series to be found at ReconciledtoYou.com hosted by Allison Gingras featuring the music of Ben Walther. For other bloggers and songs check out #MusicthatMoves) “Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given… Continue reading Music that Moves Us: Take Me by Ben Walther