Sauntering

Sauntering may be my new favorite word! To saunter means “to walk leisurely with no apparent aim” or “to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner” or I suppose, as in the image, “to float along with the current.” I have been sauntering for most of the summer. Now that our fall programs have … More Sauntering

Summer Reading

In these already very hot days of summer, the only living thing that thrives on my lanai is this desert rose plant. Even early mornings and late evenings are too hot for rocking and reading. However, in the cooler interior, I have been making the time for reading books that I will suggest for my … More Summer Reading

Womanist Spirituality

In May of this year, I led a class at my church that looked at Scripture from a feminist perspective. In this introduction to feminist theology and spirituality, we surveyed the writings, artwork, and music compositions of contemporary Catholic women. Included in our study were theologians who call themselves womanist and others who name themselves … More Womanist Spirituality

A Summer Must Read

I’m spending a lot of time reading these days, principally to get a jumpstart on the book selections for my book club that resumes in September. If you read only one book this summer, let it be Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle (Free Press, 2010). For almost 30 … More A Summer Must Read