Franciscan Prayer for Peace and Hope

Franciscan Prayer for Peace and Hope

“Peace” is my farewell to you, my peace is my gift to you. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good. Where there is hatred let me sow love. Father, forgive them: they know not what they are doing. Where there...
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

There is an African Proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child”.  This same quote is also attributed to Hillary Clinton as she explores the idea in her book of that same name.  Having a child, I now fully understand this concept.  My husband and I rely on...
The Color of My Life

The Color of My Life

Adult coloring books are trending big now and have been for a couple of years. People have been drawn to them (hee hee) for a number of reasons. It reminds them of their childhood. It’s relaxing. It feels like real art without having to know how to draw. When I...
Claiming Your Nobility

Claiming Your Nobility

It has been a long time since I have heard about, read about, and thought about nobility.  It seems to be a word that belongs to stories of history and middle ages culture.  Kings, Queens, Knights, Nobles, Lords, Princesses and Princes, courtly persons are from...
Respite to Restore Balance

Respite to Restore Balance

All of us at one time or another have basked in the rays of God’s love. Perhaps we felt it at Mass when we received Holy Communion, or when we watched a majestic sunset, read a passage of God’s Word, or received tender unconditional love from someone....
I See You

I See You

In The Book of Awakening Mark Nepo writes, “For centuries, African Bushmen have greeted each other this way.  When the one becomes aware of his brother or sister coming out of the brush, he exclaims, ‘I See You!’ and then the one approaching rejoices, ‘I Am Here!’”...