Thoughts about my four kids, including one getting ready to select a college, have been churning in my head.
Scribbling hope. That’s how I would describe my attendance at this fall’s Diocesan Council of Catholic Women conference on Saturday, Sept. 17. I usually write down things that people say or something that I read that touches me in my little cheapo composition tablets from Walmart or Target. Kind of like, treasures of the heart. […]
Where do people get this “lazy days of summer” notion? It just hasn’t happened, as far as I can feel.
I’m not much of a shopper. Actually, my trips into St. Cloud have become more of a drudgery than a pleasure. I’m not sure if it’s the road construction, the fact that I’m missing out on limited summertime at home or just the exhaustion that arises from trying to run too many errands in too […]
I had the incredible privilege of experiencing a couple of “grace encounters” with God this past month. What are those, you ask? I’d define a grace encounter as sensing or feeling God’s presence in a deeper fashion than before. I read at morning Mass every third Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church in Meire […]
God has revealed his presence to me lots of times in lots of different ways. Last summer, when we were in Alaska, there were many “conversations” between him and me. He talked. I listened. Mostly he said, “Look at all this incredible beauty I created. Enjoy it. Soak it up. There will be times when […]
If I’m not working on something word wise, it feels as if something’s just not right. Like, something is missing. Something is off. A part of me isn’t fulfilling its need to be heard. Maybe this word thing stems from my childhood. I was number seven out of eight kids. By the time I was […]
What is God trying to teach me now? A few weeks ago, he blessed us with beautiful new snow. Then, soon after, the thermometer read 40 degrees. That was 60 degrees warmer than just 10 days before. Incredible. Yes, the warmth is nice; however, for cross-country skiing, not so much. The snow is too sticky. […]