Coming Home to Yourself

Today I noticed that I was really happy. I was not happy for a reason. I was simply grateful to be who I am, where I am and doing what I do. I found myself singing under my breath… in the back of my mind. It wasn’t a profound song, but it was a joyful…

Write a New Story About Your Name

My sister was named for her grandmothers: Kathryn Anne came from grandma Kate Clark and grandma Anna Burrell.  My brothers each had a string of names, Gerald Roy, Neal and John Douglas Lorne. They were named for my parents’ brothers and best friends. My name was chosen romantically. This is the story that I would…

The Card Not Sent

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am experiencing many different feelings and memories. This will be the second Mother’s Day since my Mom’s passing in June of 2016. I recently stumbled across a Mother’s Day card that I had not sent. I do not remember buying this for Mom but obviously I did. And evidently I…

Through God’s Eyes

W. H. Murray was a Scottish mountaineer whose love of mount climbing is evident in his life.  One of my favorite quotes comes from his book, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition. In it he writes:  ” … but when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves…

The Idea of Baseball

One of my colleagues recently wrote that she loved to play baseball. She wrote that when she was a batter, she would scan the field to see where there were weaknesses and then would move her body into the correct angle to hit the ball to that location. I questioned whether women or men who…

Honoring Mother Earth

This coming Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day! National Geographic WILD wants you and me to see what a wonderful world we live in. Maybe if we have more appreciation for our Mother Earth we will take better care of her. We, as a species, have not been doing a very good job so far.…

Taking Things Personally

Last Saturday afternoon, in preparation for my Sunday message, I re-watched some of Brene Brown’s work. I love her vulnerability, her authenticity. The title of Brown’s Daring Greatly book came from an inspirational Theodore Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena speech:  “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the…

Glimpsing Heaven on Earth

Last Sunday night, I watched the television live concert performance of  Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Brandon Victor Dixon, John Legend, Sara Bareilles and many other very talented musicians. I was touched and inspired by the music and hearing the entire musical. Like all of you, I knew the story. I was moved to tears by a…

Holy Week

For my blog this week, I am sharing the Easter message of Paul Martin Brunet, a writer I stumbled upon in old Science of Mind magazines. I have found his writing to consistently inspire and challenge me. I am especially thrilled when he has written the daily guides. This guide is from April 5, 1953.…