- Blind Bigotry (it’s not people with visual impairments who can’t see, it’s the sighted who are blind)
- Empathy for “stubborn” seniors
- Easter (and Good Friday) in the midst of Covid-19
- Girls (and Boys, well all People): Be Fearless and Live Dangerously!
- There is no such thing as “feminine” or “masculine” values or traits. They are all just great human values or traits.
Category Archives: Proud to be Catholic
My four girls and I have always enjoyed volunteering at Willing Hearts, especially during the Lenten season. When my youngest turned 8, she decided to celebrate by waking up early on a Saturday morning (at 5 am) on her birthday … Continue reading
This morning I came across a facebook post from one of my young friends – a young man who has seen more of life in his 20+ years than many of us would have at twice his age and who … Continue reading
2:00 a.m. Sleepless. In Singapore 3:00 a.m. Supper. Amongst restless strangers. 3:30 a.m. Walking. Silent footsteps beneath a full moon. 4:00 a.m. Sitting. Calmed by peaceful still waters. 4:30 am. Listening. Morning birds stir in the quiet. 5:00 am Smelling. Sensing. The air changes, pulses. A … Continue reading
“If you love, you will suffer. The only way to protect yourself against suffering is to protect yourself against love – and that is the greatest suffering of all, loneliness.” ~ Peter Kreeft. I came across this quote … Continue reading
Magic happened again today. A moment appeared this morning unplanned and unexpected and I allowed myself to slow down, recognize the moment and make magic happen. (see my other blog: ATM = Always Trust Magic) Before I talk about the moment … Continue reading
Last night, I slept in a bunk bed – the first time in 27 years, sharing a dormitory with 9 other women, living a simpler communal existence focusing on the spiritual. I am attending the Conversion Experience Retreat #56 at the Catholic … Continue reading
ATM = Always Trust Magic. Pay attention to those magnificent moments where purpose and random happenstance seem to intersect. ~ Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Magic happened today. A few days ago, a parent of one of the kids I am a … Continue reading
We ended the Sec 3 retreat for the kids in my church on Sunday. 4 days of a stay-in retreat with 100+ highly energetic 15 year olds. Somehow, “retreat” and “energetic teenagers” seem like an oxymoron. So that was what I did … Continue reading
6605 days isn’t a small number, that is at least 18 years with a few weeks left over. That this is a finite number ticking down 1 day at a time can be sobering though. And interestingly, 6605 days seems a lot less … Continue reading
Most Friday evenings, I lead a cell-group of teenagers in bible discussions as I accompany them on their faith formation to confirmation and beyond. I’ve been journeying with these kids for more than 2 years and confirmation was just around the corner – the coming week in … Continue reading