guidance

Before the Miracle, I Believed—Now I Know.

"Suffer the little children to come unto me." (detail) by Carl Bloch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The following story is true. It happened to me. I will never, ever forget it. I had been a Carmelite Sister for many years when this story occurred. It changed my life forever, and I came away from the experience with an explosion of faith bursting within my soul. To cut to the quick and bring forth the significance of […]

Real Role Models for Today’s Young People

He was one of those superstars that everyone admired and looked up to and so many of his fans and supporters were young people both male and female. There were the young athletes who admired his dedication and what we thought were natural abilities and talents. He was greatly respected as someone who beat the odds not only in his […]

Going Forward in this New Year by Looking Back

Pope Benedict XVI

One of my favorite ways to learn about my faith and to grow in my relationship with God is to try and read as much as possible the writings of Pope Benedict XVI.  For some reason the Pope’s words always hit me right between the eyes and strike me smack dab in the heart.  Whether it is something he said […]

Every Day is Mother’s Day

I’m one of those mothers whose heart gets clogged with mushy emotion, not just on Mother’s Day, but every day. If you’ve read any of my pieces here or in other publication, you may notice that my specialty is raw emotion, some say sentimental sap. I can’t help myself. A summer breeze through cotton kitchen curtains innocently inspires me to […]