What do you want?

Hey there!  How are all y’all doing?  Things are going pretty well here.  It’s been cloudy all weekend, but not much rain.  That’s actually okay here.  I was able to take a beautiful drive through an impossible detour to meet with my spiritual director this afternoon.  We sat at a small table at the edge of a little pond, surrounded on the far side by trees and teeming with fish and dragonflies.  It was such a beautiful and peaceful setting. It was a bit warm, but cloudy, with a cool breeze rippling the surface of the water, so it was quite pleasant.  Grab a glass of sweet tea or something and find a relaxing spot!  Continue reading

Creative Gifts

Hey there!   I really haven’t quit on all y’all.   I’ve just been reeeaaallly busy – traveling, getting the new house together, preparing to move and to go to college.   It’s been hard to even think about Advent and/or Christmas!  When the priest at Mass last Sunday (in Mexico) said it was the third Sunday in advent, I about fell off the pew.  While my time has definitely been Christ-focused, it hasn’t been Advent-focused.  This season has flown by!!!   I bet you’ve been extra busy, too.  So, find a comfy spot and grab a cuppa something warm, and let’s talk about some other ways to give this Christmas.  Continue reading

Practice Arenas

How are all y’all?   I’m Grrrrrreeeeeaaaattt! That’s really funny, but it’s true. I’m actually stuck in the Newark airport waiting for the connecting flight back to KC.   Grab a cuppa and find a spot to relax and I’ll tell you a story or two.  Just for you non horsey people, a practice arena is a confined yet public place to work with a horse.  People have similar places, too! Continue reading

Waging War

Hey there!  How’s everybody?  Doin’ well here in Kansas.   Anybody seen the movie “War Room”?   I saw it a couple of weeks ago.  Pretty good movie, made me think!  So grab a cuppa or a glass of sweet tea, and find a comfy spot to relax a minute.  How often do we get sideways with somebody and begin to fuss and fume and nag and complain and maybe make snarky comments to them or maybe even get downright ‘direct’ with them?  Continue reading

Marys’ Worship

Hey there!  How is everyone?  Hope all y’all had a great summer.  The kids are all back in school by now, I guess.  Some of the grownups are still out on cruises and the like.  I know I had a visit planned that was trumped by a cruise.  Imagine taking the Bahamas over Mama?  Of course she did!  I would too!  I was pretty disappointed.  I didn’t begrudge her the trip for one minute, but I miss that one!  What do you do when you face disappointment or hard situations?  Continue reading

Welcome Here

Hey there!   Hope everyone is doing well!   It’s HOT here, Kansas in the summertime.  The worst part is the humidity.  Remember “Walk outside into a sauna”?  Yep.  We’re still there.  So, grab a glass of iced something and find a cool spot to sit.  Relax from the heat for a minute.  Even with air-conditioned offices, cars, and houses, we still have to get from one to the other in the heat.  Be careful.  And NEVER NEVER NEVER leave a child, elderly person or pet in the car, even ‘for just a minute’.   A car can heat to well over 130 degrees in less than 15 minutes! Continue reading

Song of Songs

Hey there!   I know, I missed all last week.  Sorry!  Too busy, all sorts of things going on, no free time to write and blah, blah, blah.   I’m baaa-aaack!  So, grab a glass of tea (it’s been in the 90’s with 90% humidity here.  Think, ‘I walked outside into a sauna!’) and find a cool spot to sit and relax a minute.  I just returned from a weekend retreat at a beautiful place northwest of here.  They have 120 acres, secluded cabins, trails, and the teaching on prayer was excellent.  Let me share a bit of the weekend with you! Continue reading