Sermon On The Mat 4: The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness/ The Image and Likeness of God

I am in the middle of this beautiful book entitled, “The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness” by Rabbi Rami Shapiro.  I picked it up on the last night of my silent retreat at Mepkin Abbey and never got to read it through but I knew I had to spend time in this book so I ordered […]

Sermon On The Mat #3 – Unexpected Gifts

The unexpected moment is always sweeter.  Wouldn’t you agree?  Life is always bringing unexpected gifts. Yesterday a dear friend gave me a beautiful journal that she picked up.  She said that when she saw it, she thought of me. And that is how I became the proud owner of this gift.  This out of the […]

Sermon On the Mat #1: Abundance

Sermon From the Mat #1 ABUNDANCE John 10:10 says “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” Having an abundance mindset affords us the opportunity to live life in its fullness of joy, gratitude and strength in body, mind and spirit. Achieving an abundance mindset can be […]

Encountering Silence – My Mepkin Abbey Retreat

This past weekend I had the pleasure and privilege of spending three days at the beautiful Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, with a group of amazing people from all over the east coast to hear thoughts on Encountering Silence from Carl McColman.  Carl not only is a prolific author on the subject of […]

All Time Favorite – Photo Challenge

As a photographer it is hard to choose a “favorite” image.  Personally I have hundreds.  I was sad to read this was the last installment of the weekly wordpress photo challenge.  I have enjoyed seeing so many amazing photos and reading people’s interpretations each week. I chose this image because whenever I look at it […]

My Favorite Place – Photo Challenge

If I were on the newlywed game with my husband and he was asked to share what his wife’s favorite place was, he would would tap his left shoulder because that is where I lay my head each night before going to sleep.  It is there I tell him that I love him and that […]

Violated

I am having a very difficult afternoon.  Packing today to get ready for a long anticipated retreat weekend, I realized that I had been robbed.  I don’t know when or who but the more I search for things the more I am finding missing.  It started with a very expensive lens for my work camera […]

Wanderlust

Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.  I met my husband seven years ago. My five year plan at that time was to move to Italy.  Little did I realize then that I was sitting across from my future husband.  So, even though I am not […]