Trees to climb up and hills to roll down. But, not for me. “It’s okay,” I tell my friends at school, “You can go down and play in the … Continue Reading Revolution: a poem
I am the girl in the wheelchair who was valedictorian of her high school class — I am smart. I say this with no bragging, because everyone is smart in … Continue Reading Learning Is Life
Ah, summer…do we fully enjoy the beauty of it? This week, I present a poem that I wrote from a memory of my younger nephew when he was still freshly … Continue Reading Sand Poet
This happened in my local church, a couple of Sundays ago. The small child began to fuss noisily in the pews just as the Consecration was about to begin. “Oh … Continue Reading And the Child Cries
You know the scene: a kid in pajamas runs down the stairs on Christmas morning, sees a brand-new bike or a pile of new presents under the tree, and exclaims, … Continue Reading Like Christmas Morning
I’m feeling it, I admit. The stress. The stress of Christmas time. It’s not supposed to be like this, I know, and usually the fun and excitement of this time … Continue Reading No Earthly Hindrance
Summer is slowly, inevitably, falling to winter. This week, I invite you to poetically reflect with me on a tender moment from two springs ago. Glad for the Day Artificial … Continue Reading Glad for the Day
And for Grownups to Learn too.
What is love? Well, that’s a question and a half, isn’t it? “All you need is love.” “Love is a battlefield.” “Looking for love in all the wrong places.” “What’s … Continue Reading What Is Love?
We’ve past the midpoint of Lent! This makes some people happy, but, I enjoy the Lenten season and am always reluctant to have it end so quickly. Maybe you’re thinking … Continue Reading What Is the Soul?
Lent is a good time to get back to basics, to the essentials. (Actually, anytime is a good time for that.) So, I’m sharing some words on the very basics … Continue Reading Who Is God?
I love the Advent Season. When I was a kid, that meant that I loved Advent calendars. Opening little doors every day to find hidden words, pictures, or best of … Continue Reading Advent Waiting… Christmas Is Coming
One Christmas Eve, after placing a small figure of baby Jesus in its resin manger at our house, my then 4 or 5-year-old nephew asked, “But… is he… alive?” So … Continue Reading Christmas Cycle
Hope for a Cure Another Labor Day has come and gone and with it, for me, vague feelings of nostalgia, anxious excitement, dread, and a kind of contempt for hopeful … Continue Reading Hope, Part 1: The Four-Letter Word
Here is what I wish I was bold enough to say aloud about Holy Communion. My nephews, ages 12 and nearly 10, seem to be uncomfortable around talk of religion … Continue Reading What Is Holy Communion? How I’d like to Break It down to My Little Ones
I would like to have grown from the inside out. To know myself, with my eyes closed, before I explore the external world of color, shape, and sound. To learn, … Continue Reading Inside Out