Authentic Freedom

Authentic Freedom

In a few days we celebrate the Fourth of July, with this year marking the 245th anniversary of our nation’s independence.  Freedom is a precious gift that we often take for granted.  It is a basic human right that many are denied. The Oxford Dictionary defines freedom...
HOLY TERROR

HOLY TERROR

A few nights ago I was awakened by terrifying screams outside our bedroom window.  My husband and I live in the country surrounded by a small patch of woods, so I knew it wasn’t a human scream.  I rushed to the window but couldn’t see anything at first.  After the...
Threshold Ponderings

Threshold Ponderings

As we still stand on the threshold of a new year I would venture to say that most of us breathed a huge sigh of relief when we turned the calendar over to 2021, and yet, in many ways, we still carry 2020 with us.  COVID-19 is still here.  Racial injustice and...
A Lantern in the Darkness

A Lantern in the Darkness

“There is a really deep well inside me.  And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there, too . . . And that is all we can manage these days and also all that really matters:  that we safeguard that little piece of You, God, in ourselves.” The above words were written by...
KEEPING SABBATH

KEEPING SABBATH

In the beginning of this pandemic when the churches were closed and we could no longer honor the Sabbath as we used to with Mass and church services, I felt lost.  Sunday just wasn’t the same, and the rest of the week felt all askew because I didn’t have my time at...