A couple of weeks ago I took my daughter Elvira and my 2-year-old granddaughter Coraline to our local science museum to spend a snowy afternoon. It was Coraline's first time there, but Elvira and I were far more excited about going than she was. We were sure we knew what she'd like best -- the live animals -- because that's what we like best....more
A few months ago, someone told me they were worried that I was still having trouble processing the death of my sister. It doesn’t matter who this person is. I assume this person’s intent was purely out of love and concern. They asked if I’d joined a grief recovery support group, which I haven’t. I offered the requisite, “I’m really OK. Some days are hard, some are just fine” and let it go.
Anyhow, since then, that conversation bothered me. I guess because it made me feel like I was doing this grief thing wrong. Was I taking too long to get over it?...more
BlogHer – NaBloPoMoFriday, March 7, 2014 What have you learned about yourself through blogging?~~~~~~~~Blogging has given me self-confidence, a better ability to write, and a greater sense of the writing community. I have always known that I wanted to write, but blogging has helped me sift through different genres and different styles, until I found my own voice.The generosity of other bloggers and writers never fails to amaze me. They offer advice and answer questions for those of us who are just starting, or are coming back to our writing....more
In these first days of Lent, the Church shows us exactly how God wants us topray. fast and serve both His people and worship Him. The words of the first reading from Isaiah 58:1-9 are like brilliant beams of light, cutting through any false notions we might have about this season of repentance that we call Lent....more