Tag: Mindfulness

Discover How “To Be” While Still Doing

Previously Published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch.   The sun is out. The air is warm. Twin size sheets billow on the clothesline witnessing to the drama of toilet training. My inbox tells me I have marketing homework to do for my upcoming book, “Journey in Love: A Catholic Mother’s

The Golden Age of Friendship

When was your golden age? For me, it was college. After completing a year of missionary work, I attended two years at CSU Stanislaus, lived at home and worked. I missed the community of the missionary team. “Live with Saint Paul’s Outreach,” Elissa said, a ministry that focuses on college

Seasons of Fall and Focus

  It’s September! I am now at the age to feel how time moves more quickly than my awareness, but I am not sorry. Where did the time go? Do I miss the moments? I hope the “moment” then evolved into the moments now, representing a gradual increase rather than

Living With Intention: A Review of The Grace of Enough

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   There are some pretty common themes in the writing you see here week by week. I did not start out with this vision in mind. As I reflect, more than anything, I would say, the topics have circled around the idea of

Possession vs Contemplation and other thoughts on the County Fair

  How do we experience reality?     Some say by photographing every encounter, we are trying to capture it, to possess it, instead of allowing the moment to present to us what it has to offer. Contemplation is a manner of receiving, rather than possessing, to let the thing

Fours Ways to Wonder and Awe

I went to the Coast. I came back to the kitchen.   We are surrounded with vestiges (fingerprints) of God that point us to Him. They connect us to something higher, something bigger than ourselves, something that tells us the world makes sense and despite the chaos, tragedy and crime,

Why Should I Attend my Parish Festival?

We don’t have to know our neighbors.     We don’t need to know about the little community events.     Our children will survive if they never see a Ferris Wheel in real life.     We can know nothing about the cultural roots of the person next door.

Blog at WordPress.com.