It is often during the month of May wherein the memories of the struggle begin to bubble up to the surface serving as gentle reminders of another time. This morning while reading about the Apostle Thomas telling the other Apostles and Disciples gathered once again in the Upper Room, "Unless I see the mark of … Continue reading Connection round 2
Oh Happy Fault Between the weather and the overly soft pillow there is a dull ache residing in my head that even with the something I take for headaches waxes and wanes. At the end of each day of Creation God called it, "Good," for so it is. We, here and now, call today, Friday, … Continue reading Good Friday
Of Exercises, Putting out into the deep, and Imagination
I ask you to permit me this brief detour before diving into the rest of the post, though as I continue thinking it is related. Prayer is, as you know, a conversation between God and ourselves. And the word from the Lord is, "trust the process and be patient through it. Be present, I have … Continue reading Of Exercises, Putting out into the deep, and Imagination
Stitch by Stitch, Word by word, prayer by prayer
Happy Sunday friends. A very dear Priest friend often repeated, "God writes straight with crooked lines." Today's post is a little bit about that and a lot about repetition of the basics. Here in this beginning place is a link to the readings for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and to Fr Mike Schmitz … Continue reading Stitch by Stitch, Word by word, prayer by prayer
Bacon is beautiful
The bacon is cooked, delightfully crispy, has that bacony smell, and I'm about to make egg sandwiches for us before heading off to do the this and that about the day. I nearly titled this "bacon is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy." And while that holds within itself some deep … Continue reading Bacon is beautiful
Seen, Known, Loved
Early most mornings a friend and I catch up with each other on how God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit are speaking to us through our prayer. This often gives me a focal point for the day or a bit of a course correction, or another way of looking at something read, or heard. I … Continue reading Seen, Known, Loved
Good God, it’s Friday!
Last night on our way to Church for the Mass of the Lord's supper I needed to stop by the front door as I realized as I climbed into the car that I'd left my phone, where my e-reader is, on the table. On the door handle is a package of Pirates Booty popcorn hanging … Continue reading Good God, it’s Friday!
Advent from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to." The beginning of our Liturgical year, a time of preparation for the coming of God into humanity, one focusing on the virtues of hope, peace, joy and love. For years as we got to the Third Sunday, and all that week held for us our boss, … Continue reading Advent
I had a terrible thing happen over the last two days. I FINISHED two books. Finishing a book is a terrible thing indeed. It's almost as though this new friend has stopped walking and talking with you. This all happened just before the sunrise this morning. How ever will I continue on with this day, … Continue reading Morning Reading
The Deep End and Defining Terms
As a long time quilter I'm generally comfortable within the quilting language itself, and within said language a lot of the dialects exist. While my fluency seems to be in free-motion quilting I'm comfortable enough in art, patchwork, traditional, modern to converse. If I'm uncertain of a term or phrase used I'll ask, because the … Continue reading The Deep End and Defining Terms