Retreats · Advent Online Retreat

Holy Darkness: An Advent Meditation

*Note: This was not a session at the Sprigs of Rosemary retreat but from a previous Advent retreat called Holy Darkness. Nevertheless, a timely reflection on the Advent wreath and the importance of waiting during the Advent season. As a child, the Advent season was musically frustrating for me. With so many beautiful Christmas carols… Continue reading Holy Darkness: An Advent Meditation

Advent Online Retreat · Creativity · Power of Images · Retreats · SoulCollage

Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat (Session 2)

In Session 1, we contemplated the lyrics of Sanctuary, written by Carrie Newcomer, and explored the power of images to tap into our intuition through collage. Expressing one’s creativity allows time and space for new ideas to bubble up, for questions to surface, and for meaning to take hold. “Images attract the attention of the… Continue reading Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat (Session 2)

Advent Online Retreat · Creativity · Retreats · SoulCollage

Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat

Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat Over the next several days, I will share excerpts from a recent Advent retreat I was honored to lead. Ten women joined me on a journey to explore the significance of seeking, being and finding sanctuary. The inspiration for the retreat came from the lyrics of this… Continue reading Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat

Creativity · Retreats · SoulCollage

Sprigs of Rosemary

December 6-8, 2019: Sprigs of Rosemary Retreat at St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE. “Will you be my refuge / My haven in the storm, Will you keep the embers warm /  When my fire’s all but gone? Will you remember / And bring me sprigs of rosemary, Be my sanctuary / ‘Til I can carry on /… Continue reading Sprigs of Rosemary

Christian Spirituality Studies · Retreats · Spiritual Journey

God does so much and asks so little

There could be many titles to this blog post— God Does Much And Asks So Little, Aha (!) Moments are God Moments, God is in Control, Queen of Procrastination Yup, that’s me, queen of procrastination. It probably doesn’t matter what the title is, but I will likely spend as much time considering the title as… Continue reading God does so much and asks so little

Retreats · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

The Fullness of Joy

The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. –Julian of Norwich Life is a paradoxical journey, embracing joy and sadness, light and darkness, birthing and dying, God in all and God within.  This tension is held, sometimes with more trust than others. I find myself wondering in the tough times, is it really… Continue reading The Fullness of Joy

Contemplative Photography · Country Roads · Retreats · Spiritual Journey

A Story Behind Everything

“However well satisfied you are with your own skill or intelligence, never forget how much there is that remains unknown to you.” -Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis There’s so much we don’t know, so much we don’t see, so much we can’t understand. There is a story behind everything and we aren’t always privy… Continue reading A Story Behind Everything