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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 […]

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? […]

Love begets love: how can something you love to do spread love to others?

Love begets love: how can something you love to do spread love to others?

This past Tuesday I did something I love doing. We are fortunate in Massachusetts to have several chapters of WINGS, an organization dedicated to gathering together women of faith in an effort to support and deepen that faith. I was pleased to be invited to speak this past Tuesday at Christ the King Parish in […]

Announcing my first book to be published this Fall! River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times

Announcing my first book to be published this Fall! River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times

I am pleased to announce that my very first book, River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times will be released this Fall, published by Ave Maria Press! A memoir with life application River of Grace is part spiritual memoir and part life application, offering true and hopeful stories of growth and transformation after hard losses. Father Robert […]

Words that Transform – God can speak to you through your library books

Words that Transform – God can speak to you through your library books

This is my monthly column for The Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Words have power. Through prayer, guidance and meditation, the Bible can change lives. While God speaks most directly through his Word, […]

A room of one’s own: what if your “room” could be portable?

A room of one’s own: what if your “room” could be portable?

What happens when you get the urge to create? Do you retreat to a music studio to write a song? Do you go to your specially designated study to write? Do you paint your latest masterpiece in a light-filled studio? Do you shut the door when you enter your room? Why do secret hideaway places […]

Writing a Book on a Nook – collecting all the pieces together in a compact package

Writing a Book on a Nook – collecting all the pieces together in a compact package

As this blog is about collecting and connecting all the pieces of a life together into one flow, I realized I needed to add another interest to this blog: technology. I love technology and have ever since I started on my first Mac back in the 1980’s. I’m a PC person now but I have […]

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