How to Give Without Giving Yourself Away

“Learning to let go and how to prioritize me over my to-do lists and everyone else’s wants has been liberating. Although I still struggle with obligation to others and feeling self-indulgent, nothing terrible has ever happened because I chose to do something meaningful for myself once in awhile.”

In Search of Silver Linings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?” ― Fred Rogers   I live in Ohio and where Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton have mandated a stay-at-home order to ensure that we are all doing our part inContinue reading “In Search of Silver Linings During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Encouragement in These Uncertain Times

“I plead with you—never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.” ― Saint Pope John Paul II, Pope John Paul II: In My Own Words   The rapid spread of the Coronavirus is a pertinent reminder to all of us just how quickly life can change in aContinue reading “Encouragement in These Uncertain Times”

On Grief and Gratitude

“Ye have lost a child—nay, she is not lost to you, who is found to Christ; she is not sent away, but only sent before; like unto a star, which going out of our sight, doth not die and vanish, but shineth in another hemisphere.” ~ Samuel Rutherford   This October, as in years past,Continue reading “On Grief and Gratitude”

Resting in the Stillness After Personal Struggle

Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.”  ― Charlotte Eriksson “Slowly, simply, silence, stillness” was my Lenten mantra, my focus, my goal for the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter morning. A lofty goal, yes. Yet, I was convinced this intentional journey would yield the peaceful rewards I was seeking in myContinue reading “Resting in the Stillness After Personal Struggle”