Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

We’re all afraid of something — spiders, failure, isolation. Rather than face one of my fears, I’ll procrastinate by doing housework, laundry, gardening, etc. Last week, I polished a silver pitcher, for crying out loud. I heard a creative once describe how...
About Mary, the Mother of God

About Mary, the Mother of God

I grew up as a cradle Catholic yet have not memorized the birthday of Mary, the Mother of God. I can’t explain it. Mary is even my middle name. You’d think I’d do better. The Holy Spirit calls me to continue to learn about her. In this blog post, I...
Centering Prayer: The Best Thing You Can Do

Centering Prayer: The Best Thing You Can Do

If you are competitive like me, you may hear an inner dialogue when someone says they’ve done something admirable: I wonder if I could do that? or, I could do that better (a thought that started my 26-year-career in direct sales). Even though competition...
Pruning: A Lesson in the Garden of Life

Pruning: A Lesson in the Garden of Life

Pruning is something I have to make myself do. I like things to look natural. At some point, whether it’s a beard or a bush, most things can use trimming up. So I snipped. I snipped too fast. I do quite a few things too fast. The roses in my garden looked leggy,...