Talking with God

Have you ever sat quietly, by yourself, in a church?I have and there’s nothing in the world quite like the serenity. The peace. That little space of time in which you can pour your heart out to Him and feel an inescapable source of peace....more

A beautiful moment

As a busy mom I don’t have a lot of time to process things when and the way I would like, to work through emotions from the day’s events, whatever those might be....more

Warm Cinnamon smells

I love this time of Year !!   It can be busy and hectic with shopping for gifts, kids activities, work and helping with school homework.  Yummy smells-can bring comfort to your day.  For me- if I am having a crazy long hard day, coming home to a great scent in the air- brings me relaxation and comfort.      ...more


It is important that we take time each day for ourselves to foster an attitude of enthusiasm. Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Photo Friday: Solitude

My choice for today's Photo Friday prompt - Solitude - is a picture I took last December from the ferry deck as Peter and I traveled back to Victoria, BC for a reunion with my family over the holidays. ...more

Could You Live As A Hermit?

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Do you enjoy being alone? What do you do when you’re by yourself?~~~~~~~~I do enjoy being alone; the quietness, the solitude, the time to think. Sometimes, I turn the music up loud and bop around the house; sweeping floors, mopping floors, doing the wash, etc… At other times, I read, research, and write in the quietness, or with music, depending on my mood....more

Am I Buying Too Many Lipsticks???

Many of you know me as a humorist but I am also an innately serious and introspective person. Let me begin quickly by saying that this piece is not really about your lipsticks. So, if you are looking for a peek into my makeup case or the overcrowded bathroom drawer, you are bound to be either very excited or very disappointed. Lipstick, or more specifically my penchant for buying stuff seemed like a good place to begin—my delicate entrée into the world of emotions and feelings....more

I Just Want to Be Alone: Confessions of an Introverted Mom

I love my husband and daughter dearly, but sometimes the sights and sounds of them make me want to scream. I realized why yesterday: I am an introvert often forced to live as an extrovert. Sure, I can be a chatty Cathy with the best of them and even people who know me well would probably classify me as outgoing, but when push comes to shove, I’d rather curl up with a good book than do anything else in the world. So the other day, as I felt the weekend slipping through my fingertips and I began thinking of the busy week ahead, my irritation started brewing....more
Agree with every word in your post. We introverts need understanding people around us, who will ...more

Alone and Yet Present

Mk. 3:31-35There is a quote by Thomas Merton that speaks to me and to the way I carry out ministry:...more

Scorpio Seeking Solitude

                 I never realized how much I enjoyed my own company until I was no longer able to enjoy my own company.  I think I am finally coming to the root of my depression....more