Tag Archives: spiritual discernment

The Problem of Pain

That may be a title of a C.S. Lewis book, but, really, it is a problem. PAIN.  It comes in all shapes and sizes. Physical pain manifests in many ways (& places): sharp, tingling, zinging, aching, mind-numbing, nauseating pain in … Continue reading

Posted in Life (in general), Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

So that’s Latin. Since I (& maybe you) didn’t study Latin, here’s what it means: “To the Greater Glory of God”Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam A noble motto from Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits (literally followers of … Continue reading

Posted in Bookshelf (BOOKS), Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Snapshots & Whatnot: Forks in the Road

SNAPSHOTS:  Ever get to the place where you need to make a decision about which path to take when facing a fork in the road? Traipsing along a path in the woods suddenly there’s a fork: which way to find … Continue reading

Posted in Quotes, SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

God’s Master Plan…

While sorting through boxes this fall, I found an old handwritten card from my Mama that I took on my 8-day silent retreat.  She concluded the card by saying, “We will be praying with you for God’s will to be … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Quotes | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

..Rise, let us be going…

I have been an avid Oswald Chambers groupie since high school when I first encountered “My Utmost for His Highest.” Several tattered editions later, I’m still reading his words of wisdom and faith in this treasured collection of daily devotionals. … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

…on baking cakes (& smoke-filled kitchens)

Ok, so last month my older brother had his birthday & Virginia The Baker got busy making a cake for his celebratory visit. His choice: a chocolate layer cake with our Mama’s Icing (a yummy it- takes-a-long-time-to-make white icing from … Continue reading

Posted in Life (in general) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Friday in Lent….prayer of Thomas Merton

This prayer from the deeply spiritual Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, has been a favorite for eons – at least 20+ years since taking a class at Georgetown in DC & reading as many of his books as possible! (like i … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Quotes, Sunday-ish Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments