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

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

The Gift of Land

The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:12) In A New Heaven, A New Earth: The Bible and Catholicity (Orbis, 2016), Dianne Bergant, CSA leads us to new ways of understanding … More The Gift of Land

Coming Home

As we near the end of the season for two of the programs that I lead at my church, Photography as a Spiritual Practice and Telling Our Stories: Creating a Spiritual Legacy, the themes for both programs have converged on “Coming Home.” Christine Valters Paintner describes “the practice of coming home” as the last of … More Coming Home