You never know what you might find in your family tree. Passionate about genealogical research as I sense the gratitude that I owe to my ancestors, I can’t tell you … Continue Reading America’s First Poet
Imagine that your parents are the most amazing parents, loving, forgiving, kind, and generous with their abundant resources. You know that your parents are wholly good and that they love … Continue Reading What Kind of Child Are You?
What I’ve wanted to do since I was a young girl, what others have expected of me since I graduated from high school, what my family and friends have encouraged … Continue Reading It’s Happening
Recently, I was telling my friend that I have difficulty “hearing” God when I pray. Often finding it difficult to make decisions in my life, I will turn to God … Continue Reading Answered Prayers
I should be dead, but I’m not. I should be a forty something-year-old in a nursing home, but I’m not. I should be miserable, but I’m not. Why? The reason … Continue Reading Real Men Stay
This week, a woman from my parish died of cancer. When I was thinking about the best way to describe how I know her, I found myself struggling with verb … Continue Reading Was or Is? Life after Death
As May is the month for honoring mothers, including Mary, the Mother of God, Mother of all the living in Christ, I’m sharing a poem that I wrote a few years … Continue Reading Within Her Hands
In the summer preceding my sister’s wedding, I took to writing a poem for the occasion. This was during the time that I thought of love as many people do: … Continue Reading The Wedding
I’ve never been such a lousy student. I’m skating through an online enrichment course that I’m taking, just doing the bare minimum of reading and participation required. Is this how … Continue Reading The Best Gifts
A little bonus post during this holiday season, as part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. The idea is to share photos with the blogging community, and have some fun! This week’s … Continue Reading Wheelchair-cycle with My Nephews: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge
We can never reach the end of exploration in this life—not of earth, the universe, each other, or ourselves. There is always something new to learn, some previously unknown fact … Continue Reading The Discovery of My Ancestors
Because my parents and I had a little visit in Canada last weekend, this week I invite you to revisit a pilgrimage I made in 2014 and reflect with me … Continue Reading Holy Door
And for Grownups to Learn too.
As my father was brushing my teeth one night, I started thinking about what this very act does to him… or for him. When my motorneuron disease weakened me to … Continue Reading As He’s Brushing My Teeth
I’ve been toying with what to write on my “official website” (sorry, that still sounds pretentious) concerning my bio page. The homepage is an “About” written in the third person … Continue Reading Autobiographical Page
Tomorrow is my birthday. (Thank you for the kind thoughts! Yes, of course I can hear what’s in your head, silly.) This year, my birthday brings good news and bad … Continue Reading Happy Birthday to Me