N is for Nightshade

In the dark, no one can hear you scream. In the silent swirling void of the chaotic mess of my yesteryear, memories disappear into despair. And yet, we are never without hope. Pain is never without end. Buried deep in her garden, luscious red tomatoes wait beside starchy rich potatoes and more. Patiently, wiping sweat […]

FF: Leave the Light On

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY Not sure if I’ll be back,but leave the light on.When every other light goes dark…. she thinks of his parting words. She remembers stories: oil that never ran out, hopes too strong to be quenched by physics. Sometimes, she wakes from dreams of him and, for a second, […]

Gravity

Last week, for my weekly spiritual reflection, I talked about Tolkien. This week I want to share the poem I wrote for the professor who let me write the disastrous paper that wasn’t. He then told me he was a comparative religion professor and he found this poem quite insightful. It seems to speak to […]

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 […]

There Remains a Rest Day

I can’t believe it’s Monday again. This week, I want to talk about the two sides of my most precious coin: the promises of God and the fact that eventually God has to come through – if God is God. Knowing this in my heart is like getting previews aka consolations from the Holy Spirit. […]

Letter to God: Early Morning on Phone

Dearest God the Father, Okay it’s now getting to be a really annoying habit, this waking up in the wee hours with all these thoughts in my head. First, I love you. Next, I can hardly wait for this quarantine to end. For real. As in no more stay at home orders. No more masks. […]

Letter to God: The Road Less Traveled

Dear God, True confession, I am now awake for an hour again approaching 5A.M., this time going through my Facebook, reading a great, thought-provoking blog post and generally making better use of my time. I just spent a good fifteen minutes looking at multivariable calculus and thinking yes, among other things I love math. I love […]

Letter to God: You Had Me at Murder Hornets

Hi again God, I was going to take the rest of the day off, but I keep thinking: you had me at murder hornets. Here’s how I found about the murder hornets from China, as You will recall. First, one friend said something about the murder hornets from China. I told her to stop believing […]

Letter 4 – It’s an Emergency! To the Library!

Dear God, I am using Buffy the Vampire Slayer humor, so you know this must be serious. I only rely on Buffy humor for a Level 4 or above emergency. Kidding. There are no codes. Our world is in trouble right now. I was going to talk about the Eucharist today – but haha – […]

Letter 2 – Loneliness

Dear God, There are two things that really bother me right now: writing and loneliness. It’s hard feeling so very alone like all the time. I know what you’re going to say: Foxes have dens, et cetera, but … so many of my fellow believers have their places, their tribes. They get titles and positions. […]