Change is hard. Changing ourselves is harder. Earlier, I shared my thoughts and experiences about accepting what I cannot change. I anticipated I would share my reflections on the part of the serenity prayer “change the things I can” in a week or so. After all, you just “do it”. You make those necessary changes … More The Serenity Prayer: Changing What I Can
In the past few months, the words to the Serenity Prayer became more meaningful for me and gave insight into the nature of being fully human. I’ve written before about surrender and letting go in other blog entries but this was a bit different. This was a gentler insight of “ahh, so this what the … More The Serenity Prayer – Accepting what I cannot change
It’s been several weeks since I wrote for a variety of reasons, the main one was I was experiencing a bit of writer’s block. It happens. I hope the wait was worth it for you. Waiting and filled with expectant hope. This is the message of Advent. Prepare the way for Emanuel – God with us. Every valley will be raised up and every … More Are you ready?
Last week I spent some much needed quiet reflection, prayer, and meditation time for four days at the San Damiano retreat cottage on Michaela Farm in Oldenburg, Indiana. I am grateful for the opportunity the Sisters of St. Francis provide through the use of this space. The peace and blessings of that time continues to … More Musings after a retreat . . . Best Possible Life
“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” — Thich Naht Hanh A couple of weeks ago, I snapped this photo of the hornet nest in the woods because I noticed it was getting a little shabby. I suspect the cooler … More Nuttin’ Lasts Forever