Prayer is a difficult word to define and it elicits a myriad of emotions. I have memorized many prayers and sometimes the mouth moves but the thoughts are somewhere else. Perhaps it is because the words are so familiar that I don’t pay attention to what I am saying. That is me ‘praying the prayer.’ … Continue reading Do you pray the prayer or does the prayer pray you?
It’s been just over a year since I walked away from my work. Even though I wasn’t quite ready to leave, I felt I didn’t have a choice. Without getting into too much detail, I had to support my staff and myself. At the end of the day, I have to be true to … Continue reading It’s OK to walk away
I spent the afternoon yesterday with my Mom who is in a nursing home with dementia. Last week she took a turn for the worse and I don’t know how many days I will have left to be with her. It’s a little difficult to communicate with her because she can’t have a conversation anymore … Continue reading Find a Faith PLEASE!
Do you remember that Verizon commercial? Illustrating all the different locations where Verizon gets service? It was catchy, clever and certainly memorable. Sometimes I feel as though my prayer life is like a Verizon commercial! I need to pray for ___, and ____, or and don’t forget ___. Did I remember ____, oh and _____, … Continue reading And she didn’t even have to ask
(Thank you Prior Lake American for creating a visual of the way that I am feeling) So I’m thinking’…..as I have my Noah snowsuit on…… Should I start building an ark with skis? Should I start eating those chips because comfort food adds layers of blubber? Should I take a mental vacation to the … Continue reading Is this me?
Lessons to learn from Pope Benedict’s Resignation: Whatever faith we choose, whatever religion we belong to, whatever spirituality we adopt, we can all learn from the news this past week regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict’s XVI. Here are the points that I want to take away from this: + No job is so important … Continue reading It’s so tempting, isn’t it?
Oh please don’t rush lent this year, I’m just not ready! Lent takes work, lent takes discipline, lent takes sacrifice, lent takes energy. Everywhere I look I see lent – lenten flyers, lenten blogs, and lenten booklets. Not quite yet – please! I need a bit more time…. to think of only myself … Continue reading Please don’t rush lent….