Books · Home Sweet Home · Prayer · Spiritual Journey

Made for Goodness: A Child of God

A few years ago, in our attempt to downsize and declutter, I attacked the hundreds of books I own with an attitude of discernment. Where should this book reside? Where would it’s best home be? Shall I keep it to read again or send it along to be enjoyed by another reader? I was particularly… Continue reading Made for Goodness: A Child of God

Books · Mother ~ Daughter · Prayer · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

A Mother’s Blessing

  I thought it would be a little tacky to take a photo of a mother and child I didn’t know this morning in church. I was so tempted to sneak a cell phone shot and apologize later if caught.  It was a tender, intimate moment that I wish could have been captured. But I… Continue reading A Mother’s Blessing

Benedictine Spirituality · Prayer · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

I don’t know nothin’.

I don’t know nothin’. After trying to solve world problems, philosophizing and sharing his wisdom over a glass of wine at our kitchen table, my father-in-law, Marv, would exclaim, “What do I know? I don’t know nothin’.” He had thoughts and opinions (oh, yes, he did) and plenty of experience, but, self-admittedly, he knew he… Continue reading I don’t know nothin’.

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

Prayer · Spiritual Journey

It’s about time we start sharing the same breath.

“You say a prayer in your religion, and I will say a prayer as I know it. Together we will say this prayer and it will be something beautiful for God.” -Mother Teresa  When it comes right down to it, we pray the same way. All of us meet God in our breath. “Sometimes breathing is… Continue reading It’s about time we start sharing the same breath.

Creativity · Prayer · SoulCollage

Praying with Scissors

“Why run with scissors when you can pray with them?” After attending a recent SoulCollage® workshop, feeling inspired, a participant hashtagged this question, “Why run with scissors when you can pray with them?” It’s impossible to be creative or prayerful when either we are running around with scissors in our hands or our head spinning… Continue reading Praying with Scissors

Creativity · Prayer

We are made in the image of God

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy” ~Rumi We are made in the image of God; we are created to create. Perhaps you doubt whether there is a creative bone in your body, but you would not be giving your Creator the benefit of the doubt.… Continue reading We are made in the image of God