Benedictine Spirituality · Creativity · Power of Images · SoulCollage · Teaching

Always We Begin Again

“Always we begin again.” –St. Benedict I just started my 39th semester of teaching.  I love the “beginning again” that comes with the teaching profession.  Two of my favorite things about teaching are discovering new ways to share the love of learning with students and the chance to start the next semester with a clean… Continue reading Always We Begin Again

Creativity · Power of Images · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

SoulFully You: 2015 in Review

Happy New Year from SoulFully You! Thank you for subscribing to and sharing my posts during 2015. Your comments and feedback have been encouraging. Thanks to you, SoulFully You was viewed 6200 times by over 2500 readers in 39 countries during 2015. Readers have found SoulFully You through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, SoulCollage, Becoming Minimalist, Jumping Tandem,… Continue reading SoulFully You: 2015 in Review

Creativity · Power of Images · Retreats · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

A Great Light Has Come Upon the Earth

  A holy day has dawned upon us…for today a great light has come upon the earth. Alleluia and Merry Christmas! During Advent, we wait in darkness for the light of Christmas Day. We circle around the Advent wreath, igniting another candle each week. The Advent wreath symbolizes the coming of the birth of Jesus,… Continue reading A Great Light Has Come Upon the Earth

Contemplative Photography · Country Roads · Power of Images

The Same Two Trees

The same two trees   ~   different direction, distance, angle, lens  ~ a different result, image, perspective, outcome.  ~   So many ways to see    ~  the same two trees. The calm quiet strength of a tree Anchored deep in the earth Reaching high in the sky The calm quiet strength of a tree… Continue reading The Same Two Trees

Benedictine Spirituality · Country Roads · Power of Images · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

Every Little Thing!

Little things matter. A bunch of little things can make a difference, especially if it’s all the candy we eat in the weeks leading up to and following Halloween, which bumps into the weeks leading up to and following Thanksgiving…and then there’s all the Christmas parties… you get the idea. All the fun-sized, little snacks… Continue reading Every Little Thing!

Contemplative Prayer · Power of Images · Spiritual Journey

Images of Faith: My Grandma and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Images are so powerful. They tap into the pool of memories, both personal and universal, that are deep within us. One image can be understood in so many ways—for different people, faiths and cultures or for the same person over time. Today when the Sacred Heart of Jesus popped out at me in my Facebook… Continue reading Images of Faith: My Grandma and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Benedictine Spirituality · Contemplative Prayer · Power of Images · Spiritual Journey

Living in the Fullness of God

Seeking solitude and quiet, I was drawn to an advertisement in the Lincoln Journal-Star—“This retreat in the style of Zen involves breath practice.  In contemplative prayer, we divest our minds of all thoughts and images in order to receive the pure and simple light of God directly into the summit of our souls.”  Breathing as… Continue reading Living in the Fullness of God