What is your abundance?

In my novel, The Sublime Transformation of Vera Wright,  the main character, Vera, is told by God to serve a dinner of loaves & fishes to her faithful followers.  “Bring me five loaves and two fishes,”  God tells her, “and I will bring you a miracle.”  Though the idea of this new sacramental ritual occurred …

The spiritual gifts of motherhood

I am well-schooled in the academic sense, but my true teachers in life have not been books or professors. My true teachers have been two wide-eyed children, now two young men, one twenty-five-years-old, the other twenty-one. Since they were born, I have (had to) learn, re-learn, (practice, practice, practice), and finally, MASTER the exquisitely painful …

Breaking through the stained glass ceiling…the ordination of Roman Catholic Womenpriests

God is good! While we’ve been busy fending off the blows from decades of rampant priest abuses, God has been quietly calling and preparing women for the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. (What?!) And, in spite of persistent threats (and official decrees) of excommunication from Rome, these courageous and inspiring women have been answering …

The meaning of Easter

To Christians of every sect, Easter is a real and sacred event—the miraculous triumph over death and the promise of a new and transcendent life. Although it is without question the defining moment of the Christian faith, Christians aren’t the only ones who need Easter. People of all beliefs, including atheists and agnostics, have much …

The “Secret”, part one…

Have you read the book, THE SECRET? Seen the movie?  If so, you may have wondered over the years why it hasn’t worked as advertised, or if it has, why it hasn’t worked every time.  Though the premise of the book is valid, much of how and why “The Secret” works (or doesn’t work) in …

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