Benedictine Spirituality · Nature · Prayer · Spiritual Friendship · Spiritual Journey

Many Ways to Pray: Take a Hike

There are many ways to pray. Really all of life can, and should, be a prayer. We are never not in connectedness with God, but it is in prayer that we become aware of this union even more. Recently, I shared an experience of walking a labyrinth, an ancient portal to prayer that has only… Continue reading Many Ways to Pray: Take a Hike

Creativity · Mother ~ Daughter · Nature · Power of Images · SoulCollage

In God’s World, Every Day is Earth Day

For Earth day, I was invited to write an article for the April 2016 SoulCollage® newsletter, SoulCollage® Community Update, reflecting on how creating with images of nature can cultivate a sense of gratitude for God’s creation  and, ultimately, impact how we protect our earth’s resources. It’s an honor to share it with SoulFully You readers as well: As Earth Day (April 22) approaches, I’ve… Continue reading In God’s World, Every Day is Earth Day

Creativity · Mother ~ Daughter · Nature · Power of Images · Prayer

Protectors of Creation: An Earth Day Challenge

Seeing the beauty of nature is the first step to taking action to protect it. Unless we can appreciate the oneness we have with creation, we will do very little to protect it. “Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.” –Pope Francis… Continue reading Protectors of Creation: An Earth Day Challenge

Creativity · Mother ~ Daughter · Nature · SoulCollage

From Fingerpaints to SoulCollage®: My Creative Kid and her College Project

I was absolutely tickled when my daughter, Jessica, asked me to help her with an Environmental Politics project. Not only would it focus on SoulCollage®, one of my passions, but she had requested special permission to use a different research idea than those suggested by her professor. I find that kind of creative thinking pretty cool. But, then,… Continue reading From Fingerpaints to SoulCollage®: My Creative Kid and her College Project

Nature · SoulCollage

Earth Gratitude

We need to care for the earth so that it may continue, as God willed, to be a source of life for the entire human family. ~Pope Francis Card name: Earth Gratitude I am one who believes in the Divine birthing of our planet and the life-force that is poured out for us by our… Continue reading Earth Gratitude

Mother ~ Daughter · Nature · SoulCollage

In God’s world every day is Earth Day.

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. ~John Muir Celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, by combining your love of nature and creativity in a project called “Soul Collage® and the Environment”. Create a collage… Continue reading In God’s world every day is Earth Day.

Nature · SoulCollage

SoulCollage® and the Environment…a collage opportunity!

My daughter, Jessica, is working on a project called “Soul Collage for Environmental Politics”, using Soul Collage as a creative way to see how others view the environment. We would love to get your help and see the cards you might create! Take as much or as little time as you would like to create… Continue reading SoulCollage® and the Environment…a collage opportunity!