What do I do? I get irritated. I get mean. I fall into self-pity. I get scared. I worry a lot. I don’t want these feelings or experiences. This is … Continue Reading Fruit Is Born: Prayer
My problem is trust. I can no longer be transferred from wheelchair to bed and bed to wheelchair in my usual way. With progressive motorneuron disease, adaptations are always occurring, … Continue Reading Hope Blossoms: Prayer
My prayer life is… well… it could use some improving. I recently made a video called “When Prayer Is Boring” reflecting on some of the challenges of daily prayer. During … Continue Reading Really, What Is Prayer?
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
This poetic prayer, which came to me not long ago, seems appropriate to share with the upcoming Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, as well as the impending US … Continue Reading Pearls
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?
I thought I knew what it meant to be Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: I would follow certain guidelines and grow holier and more joyful. Well… I confess … Continue Reading What Is My Purpose?
I didn’t get the cure that I wanted, the cure for my debilitating disease, for which I and countless others prayed. Why not? Didn’t Jesus say that all we ask … Continue Reading Are My Prayers Lazy?
While trying to look for something else the other day, I rediscovered this old poem that I’m going to share with you. I don’t remember writing it, but I do … Continue Reading Renewal
Today, my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! I would love to honor them by writing something about how they met, why they fell in love with each other, … Continue Reading Golden Wedding
I have friends who sense the presence of angels and Saints praying for them in their hour of need. For my part, I admit that I’ve never been one to … Continue Reading Heaven Is Praying for You
Eternity is not only about life after death, like heaven and hell. Eternity is also here and now. For, if eternity has no beginning and no end, then it’s already … Continue Reading Talk the Talk – Walk the Walk?