The Beauty of Silence


faith, Prayer

I love St. Mother Teresa’s “The Fruit of…” prayer – It’s a recipe Mother Teresa whipped up for us as a guide for how to live a fruitful and abundant life. I’m sure she wrote it as a step-by-step  guide but I mistakenly looked at it like a list of ingredients to collect in no […]

July 3, 2017

A Healing Goodbye to Our Dog


faith, Grief, Random

About three years ago, we welcomed our first dog into our family – Bella. Sadly, a few weeks ago, we had to let her go. I had been resistant to getting a dog despite my husband’s and kid’s desire for a family dog. We had a chance to dog-sit Bella a couple times for our […]

March 31, 2017

It Just Takes Time


faith, Grief

It just takes time [for the heart to heal]. A friend whispered this to me during my adoration hour and I let the phrase seep into me and guide my thoughts. What does that mean, “it takes time”? Usually, when I hear this phrase I think of time as abstract and passive. But this time […]

March 19, 2017

He is Our King, we His Kingdom


faith

I’m a people watcher. I like to observe people’s behaviors, hear their thoughts, and try to discover who they are. The ways of the world intrigue me, fascinate, and bewilder. We, humans, are so interesting – unique, yet predictable, innovative yet, repetitive. Sometimes, I feel like we are in the same story over and over again. The […]

November 20, 2016

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion #Book Review


Book Review, faith, Random

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle I visited and ate at the delicious Homegirl Cafe when on my “pilgrimage” with my brother in LA back in February and was immediately intrigued and impressed. I finally had the chance to read Fr. Boyle’s book, Tattoos on the Heart, a couple […]

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