susanwbailey

Taking a moment to just … be …

Taking a moment to just … be …

Last Sunday was a stressful day. It was one of many. Sometimes life travels too fast. The plate becomes full to overflowing. Carrying a load of worry and frustration can become oppressive. Time to off load my burden … time to take out the kayak. An hour later on a nearby pond, I reflected on what I had […]

Celebration in Song: “Come Holy Spirit!”

Celebration in Song: “Come Holy Spirit!”

From my first CD called Teach Me to Love I present a fun and uplifting song, “Come Holy Spirit!” Of all the songs recorded for this album, “Come Holy Spirit!” was the most fun. At the time of its recording in 2000, my husband Rich was co-leading the youth choir at our parish of St. […]

Latest Catholic Free Press Column – Lessons learned from crazy cat people

Latest Catholic Free Press Column – Lessons learned from crazy cat people

This is my latest monthly column for The Catholic Free Press. I have now admitted in print that I am a crazy cat lady! :-) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]

Celebrate with Song: “Teach Me to Love”—the first person to post a comment wins a free copy of this song!

Celebrate with Song: “Teach Me to Love”—the first person to post a comment wins a free copy of this song!

Celebrating second chances in song * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * “Teach Me to Love,” recorded in 2000, is one of my favorite songs for several reasons. It’s about Blessed Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa died right around the […]

Celebrating a second chance with singing!

Celebrating a second chance with singing!

You lose something precious, an essential part of yourself. You grieve. And rail. You lament. And cry. You tick down a long list of regrets, of missed (and botched) opportunities. You think it’s all over. And then, you get a second chance. Four years ago I lost my music. The singing voice disappeared. The songwriting […]

When Worlds Collide! After yelling “Help!” what next do you do?

When Worlds Collide! After yelling “Help!” what next do you do?

What happens when you are in one place but your head and heart are elsewhere? How does it feel when you must pay attention to the present while your head and heart are dragging you into the future? What happens when you have the essence of two full-time jobs colliding? Does it feel like this? […]

Slave or Free? Less or More? Reflections on the Sunday Readings for May 31, 2015

Slave or Free? Less or More? Reflections on the Sunday Readings for May 31, 2015

The Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4: 32-34, 39-40, Psalm 33, Romans 8:14-17, Matthew 28: 16-20 Why is it that so many people today attack Christianity? What are they so afraid of? Is it because the Church is perceived as an authority figure bent on depriving us of personal freedoms, especially that of choice? Is it because it […]

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