Growth in old age requires the curiosity of a five-year-old and the confidence of a teenager. (Joan Chittister) Advertisements
As I turn my calendar to August, these are the words and image I find. They urge me to think about what summer has brought so far in terms of salubrity. What is it about my days that promotes my own health and wellbeing? Too often, we fill our days with work, obligations, and endless … More Salubrity
We just completed our second year of Book Club at my church. The invitation to join goes out to all parish members, but, not surprisingly, only women have responded so far. We are a group of about 20 women who meet on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May. Participation varies from … More Book Club Favorites
It was cloudy when I left home. By the time I reached Punta Gorda, I could see dark clouds ahead of me, with rain dropping from one particularly dark cloud. I drove straight through the downpour. Thankfully, in less than five minutes, I had driven through the storm. I am staying once again at the … More Sanibel Island Retreat 2017
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
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.
I celebrated a milestone birthday this week with a lavish party surrounded by family, colleagues, neighbors, and lifelong friends. And topped if off with a day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom with two 3-year-olds! It was the “best-ever” birthday! In the months leading up to the celebrations, I picked up once again a book called Living … More Culture and Christian Spirituality (1)
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