Moving Forward….

What now? What are we to do now that the elections are over? I am not interested in who won or lost, if you are happy about the elections or outraged by the outcome, celebrating in the streets or prepping the basements for doomsday. What I am interested in is the growing split of the dynamics of the citizens...

An Unexpected Good-Bye

Barbara Curtis, one of Servant’s newest authors, died suddenly last week of a hemorrhagic stroke. She was only 62, and her death was a shock. I was just getting to know Barbara as we worked back and forth on her manuscript. In the few conversations we had over the phone, I sensed her energy, her...

Music Is My Religion

The following article appears in the October issue of Liberty + Vine. Nowhere do Jimi Hendrix’s words ring more truely than at a music festival. For three days and nights I camped at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Emmylou Harris sang me to sleep as I slow-broiled in the Colorado summer heat. I walked on...

Home From Another Journey

Exactly a year ago, I was back at work for the first day since my pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome. Today I’m back at work for the first day since my mother’s funeral. Her journey through the last few weeks of her life was filled with anxiety and struggle. I had prayed for her last year in Italy. I...

Good and Holy Funeral

Ever since my father died two years ago, I am more aware of death, mourning and funerals. I chuckle since my father for many years “guilted” me, and my other sisters, into attending distant relative, long-lost friend and old neighbors’ funerals. We teased him that he loved attending funeral masses...

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