Happy Easter! No, I’m not late. Because we celebrate an octave of Easter in the Catholic Church, it’s still Easter for us. In a way, I could really wish everyone … Continue Reading Happy Easter
“There’s been a misunderstanding,” he told the officials, trying to explain himself without flying into a rage or falling apart. But they dismissed his entreaties as though disgusted, none of … Continue Reading Without Mercy: Flash Fiction
This might actually happen. For decades, I have been trying to write the story of my life in book form. So many starts have been made that I could fill … Continue Reading Writing Progress on My Memoir
Now for something completely different… I’m sharing a very, very short story written for a writer’s group that I joined last year. Each month, we’re given a prompt upon which … Continue Reading Flash Fiction: Obsolescence
Did I forget to mention? In last week’s reflection, I neglected to tell you, dear reader, that I will be posting every other week in order to find time to … Continue Reading Oops
Happy New Year! Another new year. I am grateful that they keep coming, but also aware that there is a limited supply. For me, perhaps a more limited supply than … Continue Reading Promise of a New Year
I had just written to a friend that it was over. The hundreds of books sold in a month, the flurry of interviews on radio and television — all things … Continue Reading Constants & 8 Years of Blogging
“The best laid plans of Mice and Men often go awry,” so says the poet Robert Burns,[i] with whom I heartily agree. The plan I laid at April’s ending had … Continue Reading The Best Laid Plans: Memoir Update
What words cannot tell nor images show… No fragrance, no strain of music, no touch can hold on to what I know… You… You, my Lord… You. With that little … Continue Reading Who You Are
This isn’t working. On the fifth Thursday of July, I was supposed to be giving a progress report on the writing of my latest book. But I really don’t have … Continue Reading Progress on My Memoir
Recently, my sister said to me, “If your songs aren’t getting as much air time on the radio, it’s time to release another album.” Point taken. After a whirlwind of … Continue Reading Writing a Memoir?
I was on global television. (Gulp.) I’m overwhelmed and thankful to have been given this amazing opportunity to share my faith in Divine Love Incarnate! (Credit my family and friends … Continue Reading The TV Interview
I wonder… If television were available in her day, would St. Thérèse of Lisieux have appeared on TV? (There’s a reason for this wondering. Keep reading.) Since she was a … Continue Reading The Little Flower and Big News
As summer begins its inevitable end, I’d like to send you a few postcards with the usual thought of “Wish You Were Here.” I wish you were here in the … Continue Reading Summer Postcards
At my desk, I have a framed reminder of the Heart of Reality, the soul of who I am: self-giving love. This reminder is a drawn image of the Sacred … Continue Reading What Am I Doing with My Life?
It feels like I’m starting a new chapter in my life story. And it’s all kind of overwhelming. Yesterday, I was interviewed about my book, It’s Good to Be Here, … Continue Reading Beyond the Comfort Zone