I am on a silent retreat for three days, on the holy ground of missionaries, the Sisters of Mercy. I sit criss-cross apple sauce at the feet of a Mary statute that stretches 50 inches towards the sky. I make a mental note that this will be the same height of the Angel of Hope… Read More There’s something about Mary. And silence.
New York Times Best Selling Author, Rob Bell, took to the stage at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta – as part of Oprah’s The-Life-You -Want weekend tour. He appeared in denim blue standing tall in front of a sea of star-dust that was projected on a screen as he spoke of the size of the… Read More Bell rings the Arena with miracles
He was known as the “master nerd of all music” and his music wasn’t beloved from the start and this could be why his entire compositions weren’t preserved, resulting in many cantatas being lost. He composed music that is still being analyzed, unearthing new revelations from the drudgery of a nerdy composer that used complicated… Read More Tattooed to my Heart and left arm.
The kayak hits the rollers, and glides along the wooden planks, over the sea wall and becomes anchored to a post by its single braided thread. I nervously climb down a metal pool ladder onto the center of the kayak, solely relying on my questionable sense of balance to allow gravity to keep all orderly… Read More Insignificant in Setting – Loved Largely
I was able to view the movie by Sean Hanish “Return to Zero” last night. I have to admit, while I fully support the idea behind the movie of breaking the silence of stillbirth in a world where we avoid this topic like the plaque, I was afraid of viewing painful details that may trigger… Read More My…”Return to Zero”
What in the Earth beckons me outside? it’s watching each lime colored tree change its dress to deeper shades of blades of green grass as the earth tilts its body to dance with a sun that makes each day longer into a night that’s lit with tails of fire flies and twinkling sky wishes. it’s… Read More What in the Earth?
Mary kept many things in her heart. God’s favor, Joseph, angel visit, immaculate conception, leaving home, mother to the most High and many, stellar birth witnessed by shepherds/kings, anxiety of losing Jesus for 3 days (when he was 12 years of age), watching Jesus’ wisdom grow, miracles multiply, believers banded, disciples chosen….. She harbored it… Read More Good Friday reflection: Mary kept many things in her heart.
the basin is filled. He ties a towel around his waist. He kneels in service. i feel not worthy. He’s showing me the way – that all are worthy. He gently guides my weathered, callous and tired feet into the basin of water and it quenches the thirst and soothes the hurt from miles of terrain…..all those… Read More holy thursday reflection: washing feet
“Get Ready for the Next Play.” One of our famous lines. It was first yelled to keep T-ball players alert to fly balls and line drives. The motive at the time was safety – since their attention seem as fleeting as the floating clouds. We now use this line to keep our son out of the… Read More Get Ready for the Next Play.
this blog writing essay is being submitted to Glennon @ http://momastery.com. I admire her writing…and do agree with her mantra that love always wins. the below contains some excerpts from my book, that i have been forever working on…. describe your beautiful messy life. writing about my life before “us,” makes me uneasy. the font is… Read More beautiful messy life