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

SoulCollage · Spiritual Friendship · Spiritual Journey

In a Pair of Red Shoes

“And if God sees fit to hold me Anyone that’s ever known me Know I’d walk the gold streets only In a pair of red shoes.” My friend, Colleen, loved red shoes. But I didn’t know this about her until her Aunt Bea shared a story at her funeral. What a silly thing to say… Continue reading In a Pair of Red Shoes

Benedictine Spirituality · Power of Images · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

New and Improved: Always We Begin Again

The most used words in marketing campaigns and on product packaging are new and improved. This expression taps into our deepest desires to improve our lives and our circumstances. Marketers know this—that most of us want better and that we want to BE better, to be more of this or less of that—and so come… Continue reading New and Improved: Always We Begin Again

Contemplative Photography · Creativity · Prayer · Spiritual Journey

Benediction of the Trees

Profoundly impacted by the lyrics and vocals of “Benediction of the Trees”,  written and performed by Derek Dibbern, I share his music and also images of trees I’ve taken through the years in different seasons and from various states and countries. Derek and I met at St. Benedict Center several years ago and our paths… Continue reading Benediction of the Trees

Country Roads · Family · Memories

Freedom’s Light Burning Warm

This Independence Day, I listened to the Neil Diamond classic, “America,” a song that pays tribute to his grandmother who emigrated to the United States from Russia in the early 1900s,  reflecting on my own heritage, family, and country. We performed this song as the choir finale during my 9th-grade year at Pound Junior High,… Continue reading Freedom’s Light Burning Warm