Note: This poem is about renewal. It was prescheduled, so it is NOT about current events. Snow is snow, which is quite familiar in New England. As I would like … Continue Reading Heavy Blessing of Snow
This is a year of pandemic, recession, protests, riots, bitter contest, and division. This also happens to be the year that began with my decision to read works by mystics … Continue Reading All Is Well
The mask of bright-leafed gaiety drops away and displays the bare truth, vulnerable and thin without the show of exuberance. Let’s not pretend, you and I, that life is easy … Continue Reading As Autumn Leaves
On the most recent Solemnity of Corpus Christi, I heard something in the familiar Gloria that I had never heard before. What struck me was calling the first Divine Person … Continue Reading Daughter
Why is it important for us to give thanks? What is it about gratitude that’s so good? We are told throughout the Bible that we humans must give thanks to … Continue Reading Thanking God & Six Years of Blogging
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
In the midst of our divisive, too often violent world, I have often found myself resting back on this poem: (War Time) There will come soft rains and the smell of … Continue Reading Soft Rains: Sara Teasdale
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
“Whoa,” my friend said as she read the plaque next to the T Rex replica, which loomed over both of us in the Museum of Science. “It says that Tyrannosaurus rex … Continue Reading Becoming Me: A 3-D Adventure
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
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?
What good news would you share with the people who will mourn your death? This is an important question to ask if you, like me, want to plan your own … Continue Reading Lasting Words: The Gospel
What Sacred Scripture do you want read at your funeral? Continuing with the divinely inspired words that I want to share with those who will grieve my death, whenever that … Continue Reading Lasting Words: Psalm 139
Sacred Scripture on Beauty and Truth…. For the first reading at my funeral (read more about that HERE) I would like these words from The Book of Wisdom proclaimed. This … Continue Reading Lasting Words: The Book of Wisdom