I have to admit that peonies are one of my favorite flowers! They are just so magnificent and majestic. It takes a while before they burst open in all of their elegance, but it is worth the wait. They hide their beauty inside a perfectly formed round bud and who could ever guess that at … Continue reading Lessons learned from a peony
Thanks Nelson! Not much to add….but I think this quote has much to do with humility! Do as much good as you can, be as kind as possible, listen as though there were no other sound around (including those in your head), and love with the fullness of the universe. You will plant … Continue reading Don’t Go Looking For The Tree
True Story: Last night I was on my way to give a retreat to teens and their parents on The Gifts of the Holy Spirit. I’ve done it for years and one of my dear friends is kind enough to come with me and assist. The church was an hour away and we left … Continue reading Be cautious of the ‘wrapping’
Is lent more of a ‘give up’ for forty days or a ‘take on’ for the rest of your life? It may be really difficult for me to give up chocolate or desserts for lent, but come Easter Sunday, watch out! Back to the chocolate and back to the sweets…and enjoying them with a great … Continue reading Lent: Which is more difficult?
“Humility is the ointment for all our wounds” St. Teresa of Avila A few days into the lenten season…are we feeling it yet? Are we craving the chocolate or caffeine that we’ve given up? Are we staying true to the promise to pray more, read a spiritual book, blog more often? At the end of … Continue reading Why not try this on for lent?