Hope Risen


Easter, faith, Grief, Random

This Holy Week, we remembered the sorrow and the pain Christ endured for us as he accepted his Cross, carried it, was nailed to it, and died hanging from it. I can imagine the anguish his Mother Mary and those who loved him felt as they watched him suffer, as they watched him die, as […]

March 27, 2016

Uniting our Sufferings with Christ’s


faith, Grief, Lent

A couple weeks ago, I picked a friend up to drive her out to a mini retreat we were both going to for the day with a group of wonderful women from our parish. My friend (I’ll call her Jane) can’t drive anymore because just a few months ago she became suddenly very ill and […]

March 21, 2016

From Shore to Canyon {A Pilgrimage}


faith, Grief, Nature, Photography, Travel

Continuing with my mini “pilgrimage” across the southwestern United States… After a lovely day touring LA, we woke up before the sun on Friday morning and packed up the rest of my brother’s belongings into the back seat of his 4-door car (good thing I packed light!), we started our journey from LA to the […]

March 2, 2016

Letting Go of Our Wills


faith, Grief, Random

My soul is full of silent words as it groans and moans and sludges along after “losing” my dad last month.  I’ve wanted to come here and write but I admit I’m afraid of depressing everyone with my current situation. But I also feel like I have much to share from what I have learned […]

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