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When I was a young girl, my Dad used to say that he hated “why questions.” Even later, during the years when I practiced law with him, “why” seemed to strike paternal discord. 986 more words



I was reading Henri Nouwen’s Book, Reaching Out and was impacted by this statement regarding prayer. He notes,   “…three ‘rules’ are always observed: a contemplative reading of the Word of God, a silent listening to the voice of God, and a trusting obedience to a spiritual guide,” (p. 184 more words

Spiritual Direction

Purify Yourself




  • remove contaminants from.
  • make ceremonially clean.
  • extract something from.

This time last week, I endured the most horrifying 48 hours of my adult life. 1,253 more words


Changing Colors

Everyone knows that Northern New England is famous for its Fall foliage. During September and October, thousands of people will visit the area to view the hillsides and valleys ablaze with brilliant colors. 451 more words

Worth Revisiting: Why I didn't want to write..but needed to.

Today, the advice of a good friend of mine Sr. Marie Paul, a Pauline sister by vocation, echoed in my mind. “If you find yourself at a loss of what to write or how to write what you feel you need to, just write about why you cannot write.” Why? 484 more words

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A Tale of Two Lions

Since returning from Nicaragua, two things have been made abundantly clear to me: no one’s story is meaningless, and yet we are always on the hunt for more meaning. 959 more words