relationships

all i ask

Dear Jesus, you ask me to love as you love – to love everyone around me as if they are all people that I even know, or knowing them – that I even care. You ask me to love the ones who’ve hurt me – the ones who look me right in the eye and […]

listening…

Isn’t it so like us to automatically assume that our own experience mirrors what others think and feel in similar situations? How many times have we said to someone else, “I know exactly what you mean” or “I feel your pain,” when, in actuality we can never know what it’s like to be inside someone […]

lessons of a disc golf widow…

The Tournament is over. THE tournament, the weekend I have been dreading for months, the one that has challenged me to places I didn’t think I had the strength to go, the one that pushed me past my comfort zone over and over. Allow me to explain. My husband is into Disc Golf. Disc Golf […]

i’m coming home…

I admit, it’s been tough coming back home after the intensity of my week in St Louis. On the one hand, there was the wonderful experience of being heard. Granted I spent the largest part of the week with people who either are, or are studying to be Spiritual Directors; it kind of goes with […]

hitting the wall…

I hit the wall today. I was just give out, as we say in the South. There wasn’t anything left, and I shut down. It was the hardest day of my Practicum week. I know now that I should have listened to that inner voice telling me, more like shouting at me, that I needed […]

what I really need is…

I ordered a book about Catholicism recently, and when it arrived included was a CD explaining the 5 things women need to know about men. There didn’t appear to be a CD about the 5 things men need to know about women. I’ve been thinking a lot about that and want to ask readers to […]