It's scary to step into a room of strangers and say, “Here I am, with all my flaws and fears! Please like me!” Much easier to stay home under a quilt and read, I think. But she summoned her courage and she conquered her fears, and we were all better for it. She taught us how … Continue reading And all before coffee
I've been working on an impractical color wheel using thread I have on hand, I have a lot of thread, this is a hazard of being a quilter for a long time. Check out my progress over on instagram. This is a class I'll be teaching in January at a local to me quilt shop. … Continue reading Change my Heart o God
Have you ever wanted to thank God for something happening that was kind of rough to deal with in the moment, but deep down you know is the right thing? The title had nothing to do with with that, however it fits and I'm keeping it. Wednesday, on my way into the City, I started … Continue reading And then I stopped, and said, “Thank You!”
Advent (the Church New Year) is a time of preparation: preparing our hearts, and our homes to make room for Jesus in our homes, and in our hearts. Mary deTurris Poust has a great reflection today on this, the third week of Advent, the week of the Rose candle, and the "O" antiphons, and the … Continue reading Gaudete!
Instead of making resolutions for a new year I choose a focus word. Failed resolutions tend to highlight those places in life where both faith, and actual work are needed but do so in a way that invites shamed, and humiliated thinking. Each "failure" has the opportunity to be a stumbling block, or a stepping … Continue reading Open the eyes of my heart
A reading from the Gospel of Matthew “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot … Continue reading This Little Light of Mine