Thank God I didn’t listen!!

Thank God I didn’t listen!!

“Should I or shouldn’t I?” What have I got to lose?! That was my thought loop 2 months ago when I read the announcement calling for artists for the Diocese of Austin’s 13th annual art exhibition. I had just finished Our Lady Queen of Peace. I...
Fear is a 4-letter Word

Fear is a 4-letter Word

Fear is a 4-letter F word. I’m familiar with fear. We’re acquaintances, not friends. Fear drums the backbeat to the chorus of the naysayers in my mind that tell me I can’t, that I’m not (fill in the blank) enough. This is the kind of fear that can stop me dead in my...
Silence the Noise

Silence the Noise

“Silencio.” The monk’s voice over loud speaker filled the lower basilica of St. Francis Assisi in Italy. “Shhhhhhhhhhh…” quieted the masses visiting the spiritual home of one of the world’s most beloved saints. Silencio. This memory has stayed with me for years....

Enter the Whirlwind

Exactly a year ago this week, I took a swan dive into the unknown, leaving my job, familiar structure and security for a divinely guided life. God had already presented the possibilities of this new life; they were reinforced while on pilgrimage last summer. I just...
Joy for the Journey

Joy for the Journey

Mother Mary’s Journeys didn’t happen overnight. Spiritual journeys take (a life)time, and mine like many, began in a time of upheaval. Several years ago, I left a teaching career for … joy and nothing less. That was the criteria of my next career. Joy. I had no...