Wisdom Will Make Herself Known

Hi all, Here is an excerpt from a paper I recently wrote for my Spirituality of Care class. The paper was about how seeing God in the world, in people, and in ourselves helps to change the world for the better. As I continue to study, I am trusting on Wisdom to make Herself known….

Mercy Global Presence

This month I am honored to share an article I wrote for Mercy Global Presence, which is an ongoing reflection curated by the Mercy International Association at Baggot Street. The theme for September’s material is presence. Given the global nature of the Mercy family and the shared experience of the pandemic, I wrote about how…

Going Deeper into the Woods

Deep in the woods I stopped for a second just to breathe in the sweet warm smell of the forest.  Desiré and I hiked for hours. Now neither of us could hear the distant sounds of cars whizzing by on the main road.  The morning’s raindrops still patter down, hitting leaves as they fell, giving a…

Enough?

“You know what would be so good? A retreat on how our relationship with God energizes us,” Katherine said as we chatted away over the phone, sorting out the most important points for the upcoming Giving Voice retreat. We talked about our key relationships, especially our personal relationship with God, and how these energize and…

Finding God Within

I once read that coming to knowing God is like walking around a sculpture. A photo of a sculpture cannot provide the same depth as seeing a sculpture in person where you can walk around it and see it in new light. Each vantage point provides new understanding. So it is with my relationship with…

A New Chapter

You may have noticed the new title to my blog, “Stainless Steel Sister”.  You are still in the right spot!  The pirate chapter has closed, and I have taken the page formally entitled “I’m a Pirate After All” down.  I am very fond of the pirate metaphor so it is posted one final time below…

Breathe and Be Yourself

  My ministry’s environment can be rather hectic most days; full of activity and lots of people.  The day is on the short side, just seven hours, but between breakfast and lunch we serve an average of 300 meals a day and I depend on a lot of volunteers to get this done.  I’m also…