Benedictine Spirituality · Spiritual Friendship · Spiritual Journey

St Benedict, St. Scholastica and Spiritual Friendship

I received the gift of the Holy Spirit when I was nine years old. It took many months of catechism class to prepare to receive the sacrament of Holy Confirmation in the Catholic Church. There were dozens of questions about doctrine and faith to study, like: What is a sacrament?  A sacrament is an outward sign… Continue reading St Benedict, St. Scholastica and Spiritual Friendship

Benedictine Spirituality · Contemplative Photography · Spiritual Journey

An ICY snow day reflection

Last week I enjoyed the stability of an icy day. The Benedictine vow of stability provides for our need to be rooted in Christ, to be grounded in the present moment, and practicing gratitude regardless of our circumstances and of the uncertain future.  Seasons come and go, “but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah… Continue reading An ICY snow day reflection

Benedictine Spirituality · Contemplative Photography · Spiritual Journey

The road ahead is uncertain. But isn’t it always?

The road ahead is uncertain. But isn’t it always? Today’s weather, on this day of the inauguration, reflects how I have felt for several weeks now. It’s a little dreary, foggy, rainy; the road ahead is unclear.  But weather can change quickly in Nebraska, so I imagine that my feelings will likely change soon enough… Continue reading The road ahead is uncertain. But isn’t it always?

Benedictine Spirituality · Contemplative Photography · Retreats · Teaching

Bridges Photo Exhibit: 150 years, 93 counties, and my favorite place!

It’s finally here…Nebraska’s 150th birthday! And I can finally share the photograph of Christ the King Priory that is in  The “Bridges” Sesquicentennial Traveling Photo Exhibit. I submitted five photos of Christ the King Priory to a photography contest called Bridges, sponsored by Hildegard Center for the Arts, to highlight historic treasures in all 93 counties to… Continue reading Bridges Photo Exhibit: 150 years, 93 counties, and my favorite place!

Creativity · Dreams · Spiritual Journey

Lessons I’ve Learned, Again: 2016 in Review

Happy New Year from SoulFully You! Thank you for subscribing to and sharing my posts during 2016. The SoulFully You website was birthed as a way to connect with those who practice prayerful creativity and who attend my retreats and workshops. The blog came along later when writing as an expression of creativity felt comfortable. Journaling is a… Continue reading Lessons I’ve Learned, Again: 2016 in Review

Creativity · Power of Images · Prayer · Retreats · SoulCollage

Be Excessively Gentle: A New Year’s Un-Resolution

“Gentle” is going to be my word for 2017. I resolve to be gentle, excessively gentle. A new year’s resolution implies a determined effort to make a change, of which I certainly could consider—to be more patient and generous, to eat more healthful, to exercise, to lose weight. There is an endless list of shoulds,… Continue reading Be Excessively Gentle: A New Year’s Un-Resolution

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, the… Continue reading A Great Light Has Come Upon the Earth