The Magnitude of A Small Gesture

Growing up my family did a lot of camping. Our faith life was always incorporated. No matter where we were, we would find a way to practice. Sometimes there was even a mass at the campground where we were staying. Often, I carried this with me into my 20’s camping with my college […]

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I Walk

Every day, I walk. I wake up early and watch the sky become light. Most days I bundle up in warm clothes, always wishing for warmer weather, yet accepting whatever temperature the day has awoken with. As I accept the weather outside, I accept whatever temperature is inside me. As I walk on […]

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Warm sticky skin on my chest

After a long battleShe sleepsShe wasn’t ready to end the dayLetting go is hardShe nursed but her body kept crawlingBum in the air connected to the mama milkShe pulls herself up, holding my hip with one hand and arches her back to let her head hang, mouth wide open with a smileShe’s impressedUsing […]

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Love inspired love

A labor of Love; that is what drew my eyes to the corner house yard I passed on a daily basis on my way to church or other activities in that part of town. I’d admired the tall, wild looking floral varieties growing along the front walkway. Then I watched in awe as […]

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Love is the absence of judgment

When you meet a person, it is instinctual to formulate judgments, yet those judgments often keep us from really connecting with another. When you drop your judgment and connect on the heart level, you meet their soul, your soul. A perfectly imperfect being, and as you understand them or yourself better, your level […]

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When you meet a man, you judge him

As we are all experiences different realities within the current circumstances, judgment has come up. Let’s be real, judgment is around us all the time; yet with the pandemic fear it’s heightened. When you meet a man, you judge, when you leave, you judge him by his heart, this Russian proverb is right […]

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My humanity is bound up in yours.

No matter where you are, what amazingly different life you live, my humanity is bound with yours. If you are scared and see only the dark, think of me; I will keep my flame burning bright. If your confidence feels strong, think of me; we can combine our flames, our strengths, and create […]

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Gratitude Ignited My Flame

Gratitude quote by A. Schweitzer

When I feel the sun kiss my face; I am grateful, every single time.  Eating creamy, vanilla based ice cream, with chocolate sprinkles, I am grateful.  Waking in a heated house in a warm bed, I am grateful. Hearing baby pitter patter as they hustle to and from, or their laughter and toddler chatter, my […]

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Reflective Cherishing

creating who I am today

I recently had a beautiful shift occur in my life. It was a passing thought that resonated with my being and moved me deeply. I was thinking of the people that helped in creating me to be who I am today, and I realized I had not been including a very important person; […]

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What do you see?

I see a woman looking off into a sunset; admiring the beauty of nature, the colors around her. I see her as peaceful, serene. What do you see? We all see through lenses and I ask you; what lens have you chosen as your primary one? Do you look out at the sunrise […]

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