"Is there a quiet stream underneath the fluctuating affirmations and rejections of my little world? Is there a still point where my life is anchored and from which I can reach out with hope and courage and confidence?’ While realizing my growing need to step back, I knew that I could never do it alone.”… Continue reading Restless?
"It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world!" St. Aloysius Gonzaga With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene- one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. And here, this quote by… Continue reading Worth Revisit: Still Seeking?
What does God's promise fulfilled look like to you? In this season of Advent we travel with Mary to visit her elderly cousin Elizabeth. There is both the infinitely salvific promise begun within Mary, a mere 14, but also the one now visible with Elizabeth believed to be well in her 70s. Like Mary, Elizabeth… Continue reading His Promise
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do." Pope John XXIII Recently I had one of the most surprisingly profound conversations on this idea… Continue reading Unfulfilled Potential
Physically and mentally exhausted, and having just navigated through a harried drive home I slumped through the door. Admittedly this extroverted people loving person was not in the mood to be in community for the rest of the evening. Yet, since being a wife and a mother total isolation is never a true viable option,… Continue reading Worn and Weathered
Fair to say that when we remove the unnecessary, that we are more prone to notice the essential. So too, it is in this intentional, purposeful consecration of time and space during Lent, that God's voice can be so clear. Still, as we do not live in isolation, there remains a number of unavoidable interactions… Continue reading Lenten Love Notes
Lately these four words have spoken profound volumes in my life. With the busy fast paced work of collaborative parish life, my own vocation as wife and mother, and the decision of putting our own house on the market,there is such solace in this simple prayer. In an Ignatian practice of pause, time spent in… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Thy Will be Done
"What I think is more important than what others think..The more you trust my love the less you care about their (opinions). Remember, Eli said, you are special because I made you. And I don't make mistakes." You are Special, Max Lucado As you reread these words again for a moment pause, and ask yourself… Continue reading Remembering Whose We Are
“Right discernment of life begins with an obedience discernment of YHWH the Creator” (Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament, p. 309). 1 This quote by Bruggeman truly calls attention to just how we understand knowledge, and become aware of God’s immanence and transcendence. For many years, I had difficulty with the wisdom tradition’s… Continue reading Fear of God: A Walk in Wisdom
"It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world!" St. Aloysius Gonzaga With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene- one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. And here, this quote by… Continue reading This Epiphany: Still Seeking?