See with God-Colored Glasses

Just as millions of others around the world this past week, I have watched and listened to Pope Francis and reflected on much of what he’s said. While I don’t share the exact theology he does, I greatly honor and respect his desire to live the Gospel as he understands...

Living the Divine Now

Autumn is here. Leaves are changing color. The sun rises later and sets earlier. And nestled among the aisles of pumpkins, gourds and bags of Halloween candy are Christmas ornaments, strings of lights and sparkly wrapping paper. This year, as before, Thanksgiving is...

Pour Out a Blessing

I don’t know how it’s been in your life, Blessed Reader, but on occasion, I’ve been very tough on myself. Not only have I been embarrassed, upset or in pain, I’ve also gotten down on myself, especially in reliving distressing moments, wishing I’d done something else...

Remember Where You Were?

I remember as a young woman, as November 22nd approached, my father sharing his memories of that day in 1963. He worked in New York City at the time and was walking down Madison Avenue when news poured out of doorways and into the streets: President Kennedy had been...

Come Away and Rest

Long before I had credentials to officiate at wedding ceremonies, I coordinated weddings in the family catering business. Officiating is tremendously rewarding and fun. And while it takes a certain amount of work to officiate a wedding ceremony, it isn’t anything like...

Trust Divine Time

Remember the text from Ecclesiastes 3: “For everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven”? I like to imagine the Pauline writer (some biblical scholars aren’t convinced it was actually Paul) of Ephesians 5:15-19 knew that text when he wrote:...