What Is The Holy Spirit?

The following is a passage from “Exercising Your Soul” by Gary Jansen. I highly recommend this book! What is The Holy Spirit? “A man stood outside a church in the middle of a busy city and watched as passersby went about their daily business. Many were shuffling off to work, others were walking around in […]

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Things I Didn’t Know I Loved — a poem by Mara Faulkner

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved By Mara Faulkner, Foley Poetry Contest winner via Things I Didn’t Know I Loved | America Magazine. I didn’t know I loved the wrangle of phones and human voices, rough, insistent until I entered this silence and closed the door. I didn’t know I loved this silence until the […]

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When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie — That’s Lent.

I’ve always wanted to be deep, serious and mysterious. Instead I’m goofy, spacy and obvious. Don’t get me wrong, I like who I am, but it doesn’t stop me from daydreaming that someday I might be mistaken for an international spy (who just happens to be holding a 3-year-old as part of a complex disguise). […]

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A Visit To New Camaldoli Hermitage

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Recently I had the remarkable chance to stay at the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. I was more than ready for a break from the day to day and a weekend of silence, contemplation, chants, ocean, forest (and God) sounded perfect! The New Camaldoli Hermitage is situated in the rugged coastal mountains overlooking the Pacific […]

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The Power of a Hokey WWJD Bracelet

I have a confession to make… back in the day I thought believing in God was silly. Actually, not only silly but seriously uncool.  I used to make fun of this man I worked with for wearing a, “What Would Jesus Do?”  bracelet. Given the guy most days wanted to use my head as a […]

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I Love You Man.

My family was hit by the dreaded flu this week, especially my 7-year-old son. After a particularly long morning of stomach flu, fever and messy miserableness he said to me, “This has been a really nice morning.” My jaw hit the floor hard because it had been anything but nice! “Why do you say that?” […]

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Blog-A-thon Madness!

Bloggers are a little wacky. I say this because it takes one to know one. Biltrix hit it on the head with his comparison to Clark Kent in his post Clark Kent quits his job at the Daily Planet to become a blogger! 8. By day I’m a mild mannered glasses wearing momma but by […]

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