Advent, Embracing the Ordinary, Motherhood

This Advent: Be a Witness

Those close to me know the great joy I receive from helping others. And yet time and time again, God has repeatedly shown immense blessings that could only be found through humility and from the depths of my own need. The following modern story is one such instance, that came to mind in reflecting on Mary's… Continue reading This Advent: Be a Witness

Advent, Embracing the Ordinary, Uncategorized

This Advent: Clean House!

You may have heard the expression that "cleanliness is next to Godliness" and without a doubt this would not be a beloved mantra by most. Yesterday just so happened to be my opportunity to catch up on all the neglected household chores of the week. From the kitchen to the bathrooms, floors and counter tops,… Continue reading This Advent: Clean House!

Contemplation & Spirituality, Embracing the Ordinary

My Delight

"The Lord your God is with you,     the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you;     in his love he will no longer rebuke you,     but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph.  3:17 Have you ever experienced a time of holy delight with God? Lately, I have noticed something quite exquisite happening in my… Continue reading My Delight

Embracing the Ordinary

On Being Astonished

What is it that astonishes us these days? Is it the headlines that flash across the written page, or in gossip carried to our all to willing listening ears? Olympic feats, milestones reached or previous limitations met and surpassed? Perhaps, however, it is something closer to home. Sparked by an awareness of God at work… Continue reading On Being Astonished

Embracing the Ordinary, Ignatian Spirituality

With Gratitude

Gratitude today, much like the word love, can so often be taken lightly and without the depth of sincerity it truly deserves. Rather than a heartfelt recognition of the daily gifts and love bestowed on us by a loving Father, we can be tempted to reduce the sentiment to an occasionalthank you. Why is this?… Continue reading With Gratitude

Embracing the Ordinary, Ignatian Spirituality

Worth Revisiting: 31 Days of St. Ignatius

This month Loyola Press is inviting each of us to “explore ways of encountering God through using the five senses, inspired by the new book, Taste and See by Ginny Kubitz Moyer”. This celebration culminates on July 31st on the feast day of St. Ignatius. So please  join me along with other Catholic bloggers and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: 31 Days of St. Ignatius

Discernment, Embracing the Ordinary, Scripture Reflection

Are You Saying Yes.. When You Should Be Saying No?

Today, perhaps you find that you had  much rather be saying yes to the many things that come your way than even contemplating the word no. Maybe, you do so out of a well intended desire to please others, or the thrill  from successfully multitasking a multitude of tasks. And still, though your yes may… Continue reading Are You Saying Yes.. When You Should Be Saying No?