Happy Fourth of July

“The world is shot through with God’s goodness and grandeur, beauty, and love. Notice it, call attention to it, bring it to places where it is missing.” (Mary Stommes, Give Us This Day) Each year I create a calendar with my favorite images of the previous year. In the last couple years, I have attached … More Happy Fourth of July

Book Club Favorites

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

Books with Impact

Recently, a friend in my book club forwarded an article about the impact that specific books had had on the life of the author. The article prompted me to make my own list. I will name only a few from my past because I really want to focus on the book that I just finished. … More Books with Impact

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.  

Thank You, Mothers

Today in the United States, we remember mothers and express our gratitude for their lives and for their influence on our lives. I am remembering and thanking, in a special way, three of my mothers: Anna, Angeline, and Doris Rose. These are a few special memories. Mémère Anna, my paternal grandmother, was always so serious. … More Thank You, Mothers

Earth Day 2017

Today on Earth Day, I would like to share with you insights of a few ecotheologians I have been reading and a few questions for your own reflection. Q. How are we to live in our world because of God’s boundless love for creation and presence with and in it? Q. In what ways can … More Earth Day 2017