Day One I'll just say right outta the gate that I'm not clear at all about how this will look. I know that this month is a challenging one for me, and so I decided to make a project of it. Of me. Intention: To be deliberate about seeking wholeness in my mind, my spirit … Continue reading Thirty Days of Practicing Wholeness
My head is still spinning like everyone else's in the wake of the horrific findings of the Pennsylvania report. Just yesterday, I dropped my youngest son off for his sophomore year of college, where we stopped at the student union to get his dorm key and then proceeded to his dorm - and both buildings … Continue reading It Isn’t Just the Catholic Church
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I've been chewing on this question for a while. Too long, if I'm honest - I feel like I should just know by now. *Put your shoes on - this may hurt some toes. That's not my intention even a little, though. I am sharing this because I have been so thankful for the people … Continue reading What is the Work of Justice?
I was using the restroom at Wawa the other day (Wawa is God's gift to convenience stores), and someone came into the stall next to me. She was talking on the phone, which is always a little bit of a marvel to me - people talking on the phone while using the bathroom, and, to … Continue reading Well, That Was Embarrassing ….
Relationships, at best, are messy. M-E-S-S-Y. And I think one of life's rudest surprises for people is this truth. There are a myriad of reasons for this, and many far more qualified, better-spoken individuals have written books on the Why's. I'm not going into the Why, or what to do about it. I do, however, … Continue reading Relationships and the Pursuit of Wholeness
I carry extra pounds. And I wish those pounds could talk, because they have a story to tell, and important things to teach. If these pounds could talk, they would tell you that I started learning to love myself at my highest weight, not my lowest. I did not feel better about myself with less … Continue reading If These Pounds Could Talk
People ask me to write about parenting and marriage. This makes me chuckle because I feel like .... well, a.) their bar is pretty low at that point, and b.) the older I and my kids get, and the longer I've been married, the more I realize I don't know much. When my kids were … Continue reading You Are A Good Enough Mom
I met "J" on a busy corner of the Upper West Side (W73rd & Broadway, to be exact). It was a cold Saturday in February of that year, and she was panhandling with a tattered Starbucks cup. She caught my attention when her change scattered all over the sidewalk. Someone had bumped her cup, probably … Continue reading Spilled Change and a Meaningful Intersection