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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 stayed up till the wee...

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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...

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More None than Nun

More None than Nun

There’s been much ado made lately about the growing number of nones in the US and Western Europe. A recent Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study cited that an increasing number of people, especially millennials, answered “none”, or unaffiliated, to the...

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10 Myths About Lourdes

10 Myths About Lourdes

Lourdes is a small town in Southern France near the Spanish border between Biarritz and Toulouse. It was made famous in the 19th century when a young girl named Bernadette Soubirous witnessed 18 apparitions and received messages from Mother Mary, but also from the...

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Device Detox:  Yes, You Can!

Device Detox: Yes, You Can!

I am very fortunate that my parents have a lake house in the country, and it’s only a 4 hour drive from where I live. In a relatively short amount of time, I can enjoy the water, the wilderness and the crisp, fresh air there. Despite all the fabulousness, here’s...

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Organizing – a Spiritual Exercise

Organizing – a Spiritual Exercise

It’s springtime when plans to organize fill our minds and Pinterest boards! There’s been a lot of talk in the past year about decluttering as a spiritual exercise and not just a practical one. I too read the hot best seller The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up which...

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