Do Good Anyway

 This week has been crazy, and I’m struggling with what to say as a spiritual reflection. As summer transitions into winter, as my part of the world experiences (yet another) preventable spike in pandemic numbers, as we prepare for yet another highly-contentious election, I find myself facing this growing desire to stomp off in disgust […]

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Here in the United States, we are celebrating two very different holidays. Well, some of us are. I have to go to work today, so actually I’m celebrating that. I love my job. Here in the U.S., we have Columbus Day, aka the day we celebrate this dude accidentally “discovering” some islands off the mainland […]

Be Still

I’m trying to write a spiritual reflection every week. This week, I have so many things I want to say, but nothing I feel like would be a good idea to say. Sometimes, it is okay to say nothing. Today and every day, God is God. When all is said and done, God wins. God […]

Blessed

There are so many things about faith and the things that other people believe that I don’t understand – and I don’t think that I ever will. For example, my fellow Catholics talk about “preferential option for the poor” and for the life of me I don’t know what this means or what it is […]

In Mourning

I was going write a post on Spiritual Warfare, but then something truly sad happened this past week. For anyone reading this who doesn’t already know: Supreme Court Justice and all-around incredible woman Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. In honor of her, I remember. Women are people too. And no human person exists purely for […]

Reining the Tongue

This week, I’ve felt called out on multiple levels about what I choose to say and not say. James 1:26 is one of those verses that I hold up in front of myself a lot: “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their […]

IWSG: Truth Is…

It’s September – already – and the first Wednesday in September which means ISWG Day, the day when we come together and talk about writerly stuff. September 2 (optional) question: If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why? Haha, okay universe. This is […]

In Memory

Faint echoes of memoryWill illuminate even the darkest night. Ghosts of stars long dead speak to stars as yet unborn. Trust me.We got (will have gotten will one day get) this.The same new-old story:Trust-Let me fall so that youcan catchme. Hold metight, It’s true – that my starEvaporated long ago.I remainA question that lingers. In […]

On Being Catholic

This past week, I had a couple of interesting online conversations going on, one with a fundamentalist Christian, the other with this Roman Catholic group I’m involved with online. With the former, I found myself spending a lot of time trying to explain why I do not base my entire faith life on the Bible. […]