Abiding in the Vine: Three Questions to Ponder

I don’t do much yard work these days, but occasionally, I love getting out and digging in the dirt, pulling weeds, pruning bushes, and spreading mulch. It’s therapeutic! Sometimes, my ivy spreads too far, and, and I have to rip it from what I call the...

Let Us Break Bread and More Together!

On Holy Thursday this year, my church’s choir sang one of my most beloved hymns, that African-American spiritual “Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees.” Oh, how I love that song! And when I am at mass, literally on my knees with my fellow...

Dear Mama… Happy Birthday… and Thank You!

Mama in the early 1950s in Palm Beach, FL Her lovely sliver leaf bracelet now belongs to her great-granddaughter! Dear Mama, Today would be your 101st birthday. Sadly, you left us just shy of your 78th birthday, your mind taken over by that cruel dementia. When I was...

Dear Father/DearAmy

I’ve been cleaning out and rearranging my office this week, and it’s been fun re-reading some of the many articles I’ve written over the years, along with my sons’ college recommendation and acceptance letters (Yep, still in folders after many...

What’s Your Guiding Word for 2023?

Moving Forward in 2023… One Step at a Time First things first: This has not been an easy year for me. In fact, I think it’s been the hardest year of my life on some levels. I suppose that’s saying something given my history. To say I am ready to turn...

Pause and Breathe During Advent…

In the busyness that often accompanies this season, I want to encourage you to BREATHE and to sit quietly each day. pondering what it means to you and to the world that the Word became Flesh. It’s a beautiful and mind-boggling mystery that Christians believe in...