Tag Archive | personal growth

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 […]

preparing for easter…

I don’t know if you’re like me. I’ve sat in churches all my life. I’ve stared up at the Crucifix looking for answers, inspiration, meaning. Sometimes I’ve found the thing for which I searched. Other times, my mind wandered and I caught myself wondering how the heck the people who worked at the churches ever […]

the times they are a changing…

As I write this, the Cardinals are meeting in the Vatican to choose our next Pope. They are attempting to discern who the Holy Spirit is telling them for whom to vote. I’ve been thinking a lot about discernment myself. I’ve been in a bit of a holding pattern in my own attempt to hear […]

the two most important days of your life…

Yesterday our priest told us that there are two most important days in our life:  The day we’re born, and the day we realize why we were born.  There have been times I thought maybe it was that latter day, but I’m not sure. I know one of the reasons everyone of us was put […]

changing my part…

I was looking at an old picture of myself the other day. It was taken back when my kids were little. In addition to my youth, I noticed that the part in my hair was much further to the side than it is now. Both my husband and I had more hair, and I could […]