Let Children Play

Childhood should be a time to play with freedom and joy without fear. Children need unstructured time for free play and even time to be bored because boredom is the birthplace of creativity. God also needs space and time to speak to our children’s lives. if we keep them in a constant cycle of enriching…… Continue reading Let Children Play

No More Mental Kung-Fu

Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit.  It can be ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born because of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with more than simply inherited physical characteristics but personalities…… Continue reading No More Mental Kung-Fu

Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God

  All about  ingrained anxiety and growing in trust. Anxiety  makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit. Yet worry is ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born, part of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God

A Response to Fearmongering

Well, people are writing with fear and panic underlying their comments and articles in the face of the States sanctioning same-sex marriages. Why?  We are people of hope, not doomsayers or fearmongers. Christ has already triumphed over sin and death. We are  not called to focus on disaster, on evil, on sin. Christ commanded us to…… Continue reading A Response to Fearmongering

“Worth Revisiting!”: Freedom in Christ

 Many Catholics believe church culture is the same as basic tenets of the faith. Challenging custom is then synonymous with challenging the faith.  Every thinking, praying, honest person who seeks the Spirit of in their own heart, experiences conflict with those who are afraid of the inner spiritual life.  They fall back on fulfilling the…… Continue reading “Worth Revisiting!”: Freedom in Christ

Thriving By Surrendering

As every mother knows, a newborn takes at least eight hours a day to nurse, burp, rock and comfort, bathe and change. Then a mother must wash loads of clothes which tend to get covered in vomit, and other nasty surprises.  The lack of sleep leads to a rather narrow existence where the best days…… Continue reading Thriving By Surrendering

Surrendering Control to God

The  pivotal point in my personal and spiritual growth was realizing that, in fear, I  clung to control. I have let go of this control at least a thousand times already. A thousand times of choosing to surrender fear and lies and trusting. Each time I peel back a layer, another deeper level of fear…… Continue reading Surrendering Control to God

DO WE TRUST MORE IN THE POWER OF GOD OR THE DEVIL?

We cannot allow fear of the devil and deception to be stronger than our trust in God’s Mercy and Grace. Fear freezes us, often preventing the inner spiritual journey that leads to fullness of life in Christ.  As Catholics, we are often leery of personal revelation. Of course we should be cautious but what are we so worried about? The…… Continue reading DO WE TRUST MORE IN THE POWER OF GOD OR THE DEVIL?

Ball and Chain in Place? Good. Now You Can Play.

REVISE THIS ARTICLE » Childhood should be a time to play in freedom and joy;When I was a child, we hopped on bikes without helmets, only wore sunscreen at the beach and ate peanut butter sandwiches.When my oldest children started school in the mid to late eighty’s, they played marbles, bounced tennis balls off the school…… Continue reading Ball and Chain in Place? Good. Now You Can Play.