Monday Spiritual Ruminations: Be Peace…

I asked God today, how can this be, that people kill and maim in your name? He told me have faith. Faith moves mountains, or so I’ve heard. I will be faith. I called on God as I heard the winds of war raging and guns spewing hatred and she said have Hope. Hope is […]

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Monday spiritual Rumination: But she’s a smart girl…

I wrote this piece 15 years or so ago for some type of writing contest. While I did not win, I chose to keep the piece. I take it out every now and then, adjust the dates and do a little editing. The reason I hang on is that the story documents a near miss. I’d […]

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Monday Spiritual Ruminations: Pentecost stirrings….

We, the early risers, bedecked in our red garments, accessories, ribbons and bows gathered to pray. The flame flag floating and dancing above us, around us, and within our small but faithful community of 8am Mass  attendees as we lifted our voices and proclaimed: “We are a Pilgrim people, we are the Church of God…” […]

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Your Arms of Strength and Love

As we end this month of Sexual Abuse Awareness, I offer one final prayer/poem. “Your Arms of Strength and Love” was birthed in a very vivid dream–one in which I feel quite certain that I encountered God. It flows from a time of emotional abuse at the hands of an employer. Fifteen years out from […]

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A Garment of Peace…

Pope Francis has invited the world to pray and fast for peace today. I am a terrible food faster, but there are many other ways one can fast. The act of fasting–letting go, setting aside, doing without–has the power to help one see what fills the self, what takes one’s energy, what fills our day. […]

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