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

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!

Books · Creativity · SoulCollage · Spiritual Friendship · Spiritual Journey

Circle of Friends: Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Our Circle lost a dear sister this week. Judy passed away only a year or so after being diagnosed with a rare, incurable, fast-growing cancer. For the last several weeks of her life, Judy was unable to leave her bed and wanted… Continue reading Circle of Friends: Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.

Country Roads · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

A Marriage Made of Moments

Jodi Blazek ❤ Joseph Gehr, August 17, 1985 A marriage is made of moments. When you string them all together, you get a picture of a life built together. A marriage isn’t made, once and for all, when the I-dos are exchanged. A marriage is constantly being re-created; it is always in the process of… Continue reading A Marriage Made of Moments

Mother ~ Daughter · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

Jessica Becoming

“Human beings are not born once and for all the day their mothers give birth to them, but life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez “I know that I’m not the person that I will be…I am still becoming. I see this in my work, my marriage, my… Continue reading Jessica Becoming

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 · 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