Now this is interesting… While trying to get my memoir together, I discovered this little piece that I jotted down in February of 1996, aged 21. At this time, I … Continue Reading What Is It to Love Jesus?
How long does it take to write a poem? If it’s a good one, then it takes quite a while. If it’s the one below … then about half an … Continue Reading Covered by Snow
Not only did 2023 come quickly, but so did the first Thursday of January! I almost forgot to write this post, so I’m writing on the fly. Bear with me. … Continue Reading Here We Go Again
What do you see when you look upon a Nativity scene?
I share a very personal story in this reflection on Jesus in the manger. Merry Christmas…
Sometimes, I feel so tiny that I could just blow away into nothingness. Weakened by disease, sickened by some ailment or another, my body feels thin and brittle, like I … Continue Reading Tiny
Sharing here some beautiful quotes from some holy people about the meaning of this Advent season. First a note: I’m posting this on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Don’t … Continue Reading Advent Reminders
What’s the best Christmas gift that you can imagine for an eight-year-old girl? You’ll never guess what it was. I received it at the big Christmas party in the Manchester … Continue Reading My Christmas Gift
I would’ve liked to have had a different life. Different in that I would’ve liked to have been born without a progressive motor neuron disease, to be able to take … Continue Reading Honest Gratitude
I have never liked the word “blog.” But I have to say, after nine years of writing on this site, I love to blog. Reflecting upon my ninth anniversary, I’m … Continue Reading Blogging Thoughts
Getting personal. If I truly believe in life after death, then… I profess to believe in the afterlife. But do I really mean it? Do I act on my faith? … Continue Reading Eternal Life? Really?
Talking with Saints Praying to Saints has not been my thing. That is, as a Catholic, I don’t continually ask Saints to intercede on my behalf or for the sake … Continue Reading Talking with Saints
Have you ever tried to sum up your faith or the Faith? Raised as a Catholic, I wasn’t well educated as one. I rejected the Faith — even the existence … Continue Reading The Tree of Life
Two reflections in one day? Seems like I was really into my rosary meditations in the summer of 2003, with this one and the one I posted last week both … Continue Reading Who Cares
The journey of a Christian, the journey of a writer… What follows is the reflection of a “new” Catholic (me) from early July, 2003 — ten years before I consecrated … Continue Reading A Wanting God
Heaven touching Earth… Even if you’re not Catholic, you’ve probably heard that Catholics pray something called the rosary. (If not, click HERE.) If you are Catholic, then you may pray … Continue Reading The Spirit Moves
Surely, I’m too little to make a difference. What good can my small act of kindness possibly do in this messed up world? In the beginning of October, we celebrate … Continue Reading Holy Words