Prayer rocks are kept on my kitchen windowsill so I can remember to hold the people I love in thoughts, prayers and gratitude.
reflecting on life
My daughter Sarah will leave school today to lead a retreat. The Kairos retreat is a significant experience in the lives of students who attend Jesuit institutions. At Regis High School, students attend Kairos in the junior year and have the opportunity to lead a group at the retreat in their senior year. I […]
I love the quiet of the mornings when everyone else is off to school and work, and I get to sit down for some quiet reflection. Last night we got a dusting of snow. Now as the sun dances across the shimmering surfaces, I watch as the snow melts off the mailbox, first in drips, […]
My husband and I have been married 24 years today. What a wild ride it has been. It seems so long ago that we were starving college students living in Minnesota. Then we became parents for the first time in Iowa. We came home to Colorado to be closer to grandparents. We are now in […]
Mary Oliver, in her book Thirst, captures an image that stays with me, and reminds me that every moment has the potential to be life changing, and we cannot get those moments back once they have passed. How often have we moved through time unaware, and only in the looking back over our day do […]
The Sunday Routine The board game is at least fifty years old. And each time I open it, I remember Grandma: her cookies, her giggle when she won at cards, her screwdriver drinks, the Broncos, and Scrabble. My grandmother Mildred was a fixture at our house every Sunday when I was growing up. After church, […]
My oldest daughter is working on a Barbie project in her sophomore year of college. She has to make Barbie more realistic. In an effort to help her, I went looking for old doll clothes that might fit a re-sized Barbie. When I opened boxes and baskets of doll clothes, voices of little girls filled […]