PERSPECTIVE

The times when I have been tempted to be discouraged about what is happening in my life or in the world I only have to reflect on times when things righted themselves without any intervention from me.  Perspective and faith are two words that have become my mantra as I age. My perspective of a … Read more

GRACE

I am often overwhelmed when I make the time to take in the beauty of creation.  Even in the midst of a pandemic, the grass grows, the flowers bloom and the birds sing. It is during these times of reflection that I allow God’s Grace to enter my being.  It is a gift that allows … Read more

NOT RESIGNED BUT RENEWED AND RESTORED

Acceptance with Joy is a goal and not an easy one for me to achieve.  I believe in Divine Order and that there is a perfect plan for my life.  I also believe that all things work for good and it is within this framework that I strive to cooperate to align my life situations … Read more

BENT BUT NOT BROKEN

I have always believed that it is good to remain flexible mentally, physically and emotionally and to be in tune with my environment in order to adjust to any changes in real time.  Easy to say and so hard to do.  I find myself being lulled into a false sense of comfort and ease that … Read more

NEVER THE SAME

The world has changed in the past few months due to COVID-19 but have I?  What has always struck me is that I am always drawn to statistics about large numbers of individuals dying at the same time.  It is the shock value of the quantity leaving our planet.  The truth is, it is an … Read more

REFLECTIONS ON THE LOSS OF A FRIEND

All too frequently these days I am reminded of the words of the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz when she warns Dorothy that the last to go has to watch the others go before her.   Every time I lose a loved one or friend I feel the void and … Read more

IN GRATITUDE FOR SMALL MIRACLES

I was reminded recently that I often take the small blessings in my life for granted and only look beyond for the larger miracles.  I love the song:  “His Eye is On the Sparrow” and I heard it sung Saturday at the funeral of a co-worker’s parent.  It is amazing to me that I am … Read more

FAITH IN THINGS UNSEEN

The weather outside today is a miserable and even the lighthouse I can usually see outside my window is obscured by the precipitation. However, although unseen by me, I believe it is there.  Sometimes that happens in my spiritual life when the “light” is hidden from me and I feel that I am alone and … Read more

IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK

Four years ago this blog was hacked and locked down.  I am so grateful that a very talented computer expert was not only able to unlock my site but was able to preserve my posts.  The good news is that re-reading them after this amount of time has recommitted me to continue to share my … Read more

AGEISM…PURPOSE

The schedule that Pope Francis has embarked upon in his visit to the United States would challenge a person of any age.  Yet, even at the age of 78, he is moving forward propelled by an energy fueled by purpose.  Many times during the last few days of live television coverage of events, news reporters … Read more