How can a practice of forgiveness lead us out of cancel culture and into a world of more compassion and mercy? Read my reflection here. https://www.retreatreflectrenew.org/monthly-reflections/cancel-or-forgive?mc_cid=4a07808757&mc_eid=fccf3d9950
In this retreat, you are invited to a deeper awareness of God’s grace – in your most joyful, ordinary, and painful moments – as inspiration to live a life of gratitude. Spend some time reflecting on how to open your heart, recognize what is enough in your life, and be inspired to cultivate a gratitudeContinue reading “Online Retreat”
As the Omicron variant surged through January, I reflected on our human vulnerability. You can read my monthly reflection at Retreat, Reflect, Renew, the ministry where I facilitate online retreats.
Happy New Year! Find my reflection today at Retreat, Reflect, Renew, the online ministry that I work with.
By Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the lawContinue reading “Patient Trust”
Late last November I entered the living room of my 93-year-old house and found a small wet spot on the floor. My eyes moved up to the ceiling and confirmed my fear: the shower pipe above had burst. My piano was wet; there was nasty water on the floor, walls, and surrounding things. My friendContinue reading “Home Repair”
My son, who is a middle schooler, has reminded me on occasion that he did not ask to be born. I can verify that this is true, having not known him well enough to ask before I carried him to term and labored for 19 hours. As his mother I can vouch that he wasContinue reading “Who Do We Want to Be?”
In Richmond over the weekend my family spent time with my mother- and father-in law. Nonie, as we call her, suffers in the final stages of pancreatic cancer. We visit whenever possible, doing whatever she feels up to doing, and leaving in tears, wondering if that was our last chance to see her. Nonie wasContinue reading “Quiet Virtue”
Am I the only one buffering like a computer with too much incoming data? I haven’t finished writing my piece about deportations and already we’ve moved on to the insecurity of Mar-a-Lago as a place to meet foreign leaders, and then the resignation of Michael Flynn, and finally the Russian missile test. And I completelyContinue reading “Rooted in Love”
There it is in black and white: my formula for how I got through January 2017. Most Januarys are a little blue for me; February being even bluer, but my heart has been especially heavy this time around. At the risk of getting too personal, I feel really weighed down. When I read the news,Continue reading “January = Pray + Write + Run”