Perhaps it is good to start this post with a link to Miriam Ezagui on Instagram. Miriam is an Orthodox Jew who takes the time to explain the beauty of her faith, religion and religious practice. As a Catholic I appreciate her faith, and religious practice deeply and appreciate it for so many reasons. To … Continue reading Connection
Happy New Year!
First Sunday/Week of Advent 2022 into 2023 Welcome to the beginning of the Liturgical Year, reading cycle A, year 1. Sundays on the Go by Fr Albert Haase arrived just in time for the First Sunday of Advent. I finished Mysterion by Fr Harrison Ayer one Sunday afternoon just before the beginning of Mass and … Continue reading Happy New Year!
In Some Ways
I am often surprised how these posts take shape and how long they take to write. First please permit me to share the Hallow App: https://hallow.com/share/PUYFQJp I shared way back that Jen Fulwiler and a local friend introduced me to the app, offering a free trial. This has helped me hone my prayer life in … Continue reading In Some Ways
A Faith in Quilting Post
Alt Title: Active but not busy It's only taken a bit over thirty-two years of being in relationship with my Sweetie, and nearly thirty years of being married to him to come to the understanding that our thinking processes are different, compatible, but different. That we each think and act differently is both heartening and … Continue reading A Faith in Quilting Post
I have a deep love of solid fabrics. Deep love. They are in artsy terms, the blank canvas of the quilting world and they pair well with my deep love of thread and creating imagery over the surface of said solid color. Black, blue and cream are the ones that made it to the bigger … Continue reading Cultivate
Jesus restores the whole dignity that he thought with reverence because we're on holy ground here. This is what we're asking at this stage of the spiritual exercises, this kind of transformation. The courage, and I would say, the opportunity to bring our weakness, that part of ourselves, that weighs on us, that burden that … Continue reading Resistance
Invitation to Intimacy
screenshot from Kindle Abide: A Pathway to Transformative Healing and Intimacy with Jesus Heather Khym Ave Maria Press160 pages$17.95 It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He … Continue reading Invitation to Intimacy
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!
It's happened often enough that I miss it that when I'm quilting I lose all sense of what's around me, focusing in on what I'm doing, what's happening under the needle that there is such a freedom and quiet in my head, it's sublimely sweet. I've been in that space in prayer once that I … Continue reading Holy Week
A Faith in Quilting Post
Where is God leading?I do not know.For in this place, at this momentI revel in the unexpectedness of it allFor there are moments wherein I said Noand yet The Father waits for my returnheart in hand outstretched, Him hearing the faintsobbing, "it hurts" barely whisperedOnce consoled, experiencing the betternessof a kissed knee, running off joyfully,freely … Continue reading A Faith in Quilting Post