November 12, 2017

I entered this world clinging to Goodness and Truth woven into every cell of my being.  Despite the purpose for which I was made I eventually fell away into the lies that swirled around my innocence until I began to believe them.  They became my identity.  So do you le...

November 1, 2017

Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all of life. They are seeking support for their responsiveness to God and they agree to support others in that same respons...

August 26, 2017

Have you ever wondered what makes someone want to spend time journaling?  What is it that makes a person want to dissect the thoughts in their head?  I don’t journal daily, only as I feel moved to do so.  But for me it has been a way to pray and a great tool for healin...

June 23, 2017

"The whole thing in marriage is the relationship and yielding.  Marriage is not a love affair.  A love affair has to do with immediate personal satisfaction.  Marriage is an ordeal; it means yielding, time and again.  That’s why it is a sacrament:  you give up your per...

April 15, 2017

Today is Saturday between Good Friday and Easter.  It means we sit in Sacred Wait.  Is that not foreign to most of us?  When the darkness comes I either run in the opposite direction or distract myself with anything that will bring me temporary comfort.

What a...

January 4, 2017

1.  Not only should I not be ashamed of failure, but its important for me to fail!

When Sara Blakely, (billionaire, Founder and owner of Spanx), was growing up, her father would often ask her the same question at dinnertime.  "What have you failed at this week?"  She sa...

October 27, 2016

As I am quickly approaching my 65th year I ask myself what is important to hang on to and what may do me well to let go of.  What is the best part of me, my life, and what prohibits me from living life more fully?  What do I know to be true and what have I clung to tha...

May 20, 2016

Two years ago I began the journey to become a Spiritual Director, or should I say began training to enhance my calling.  No program can make you a spiritual director.  The first year (focused on discerning the call) was definitely rough. At times I was pretty certain t...

April 24, 2016

 

The ultimate “attention getter”!  How many times do we stop in our tracks when yet another person has announced they are “coming out”?  Sometimes we’re surprised and other times we say, “Of course!”  But how often do we consider the painful journey from hidden to the...

April 8, 2016

A couple of years ago I attended a workshop with Mark Nepo in Southern California.  (If you don’t know who he is look him up and if you decide to read his writings, hang on to your bootstraps!)  At the end of that powerful weekend Mark asked us to say just one word we...

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