Culture and Christian Spirituality

Earlier this month, I posted “Culture and Christian Spirituality (1)” based on the book Living Mission Interculturally: Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis (2015) by Professor of Theology and Culture Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp. In Chapter 5, Gittins focuses on four major cultural variables that shape our faith and spirituality: 1) social location and … More Culture and Christian Spirituality

Sunrise

  Cloudless sky, birdsong Sun coming up over trees A bit of heaven.   Good coffee, good books Me here, still in pajamas A bit of heaven.  

Friendship

I’ve been thinking about friends a lot lately. Not TV sitcom friends or Facebook friends, but real friends. I have been blessed with friends throughout my life. Different kinds of friends at different times in my life. Some have walked with me for a short time; others, have been at my side for years. At … More Friendship

Praying with Confidence

A week ago, I celebrated a significant milestone in my physical and spiritual development. February 6th marked the 20-year anniversary of the surgery to end my first breast cancer episode. (I will celebrate again on April 30th to mark the 10-year anniversary of the surgery to end my second breast cancer episode.) The physical milestones … More Praying with Confidence

A Call to Praise

Mornings are cooler these days. While I am not sitting out on my lanai at 6:30 AM, I am perched in view of the east-facing windows. This morning the sky at sunrise was painted in the softest shades of pink and blue. Mu initial response was to grab a camera. Unfortunately, my phone camera does … More A Call to Praise

My Joy Is Returning

My joy is returning! In one morning, I browsed the shelves of the public library, wandered around a favorite bookstore until I found four books I just had to have, bought local fresh produce at the downtown farmers’ market, “traveled the world” in our local fair-trade craft store, and enjoyed a tall-decaf-skinny-chestnut-praline latte. So many … More My Joy Is Returning

Dreams

I was first introduced to Joan Chittister’s The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully (BlueBridge, 2008) about seven years ago when I first moved to Florida. I remember enjoying the reflections on aging, yet I realize now that I had read them as descriptions of my mother and other women whom I considered to be … More Dreams