Look Again to See.

Several years ago I had the great privilege of meeting Sister Marise May, a member of the Order of St. Francis. When I first met Sr. Marise, I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated; she was the lead instructor and my mentor while I was training in spiritual direction. However, throughout the months…

Who are we? A Meditation for Maundy Thursday.

The search for identity begins with the questions, who am I,and where do I come from. The search is a process that begins as soon as we realize we are somehow different and separate from others. My nephew Noah, when he was five, knew there was something unique about him. My brother and sister-in-law adopted…

Bowing Before God.

During my years working in children’s protective services, it just so happened that five of the families I was assigned all lived on the same street corner. It never failed, I would be visiting one mother and instead of focusing on her issues she would rat out one of my other clients. And, it never…

To forgive is human. .to trust again is Divine

Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and sins are put away.  For several years, I had a manager that was, for all intense and purposes, the definition of the manager from hell.  He was one of these people that you never knew what to expect from one day to the next.  There were those…

Bearing the Fruit of God

My paternal Grandmother had what many would call a green thumb. Through out her home she maintained a myriad of exotic indoor plants. Most of these plants started out as gifts from friends, often times in pots containing shoots from larger plants. In her dining room she installed a garden window where she kept her…