A leaf turning God

Two of my adult children live in North Carolina. They laugh at me during the summer because it is just too hot and they are enjoying the mountain air. When we get to this time of the year and their leaves are dropping and they are searching for hats and gloves the...

An adventure with coffee

This week we celebrate the feast of St. Luke. Luke is best known as a Gospel writer but he is also the patron saint of the medical profession. He is usually thought to have been a doctor himself. I have recently been watching the first few seasons of the TV show...

Rain, rain….

I was on the beach early in the morning a couple of weeks ago when one of those Florida showers turned up. You know the sort, it poured. Everyone got very wet. What fascinates me about us human beings, is our first instinct to run back to our cars and go home. I...

The pushy pet-lover?

This week sees St. Francis Day and countless animals will be blessed around the country. St. Francis is often thought of as a peaceful nature lover. The songs we know best are “Make me a Channel of your Peace” and “All Creatures of our God and King”. Both of which...

If this week has been hard on you…

If this week has been hard on you, please know you are not alone. The words which follow, may trigger, but we want to reach out. For hundreds of thousands of women (and men) the confirmation hearings have been hard. They have connected us with painful places and...

Patient waiting

“The beauty of holiness”. I love this phrase. I am not sure I can put into words exactly what it means but I know what it feels like. Holiness is God and, somehow, we are to begin to get caught up in God, even this side of the grave. You may wonder why this has...