This past week I spent several days attending a focused retreat called “Boundless Compassion.” It was facilitated by a wonderful woman named Joyce Rupp, a member of the Order of the Servants of Mary. Joyce has years and years of experience in the realm of compassion. She is a sought-after teacher and leader in this … More Who’s Holding You?
(Originally posted on August 21, 2017 at http://www.restoresoulcare.com) They say that life moves really fast the older you get. “Don’t blink…you might miss it.” I don’t know if I am that old yet, but I can say with certainty that when life shakes you and tells you to wake up because you’re about to experience … More Life’s Biggest Moments
(Originally posted March 29, 2017 at http://www.restoresoulcare.com) Anne Lamott once quipped, “I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.” I get where Anne’s coming from. The desert heat is unbearable during the summer months, … More Life in the Desert
For those of you who have been keeping track of our transition to Arizona, you know it’s been a bumpy ride. There have been a series of setbacks and surprises making our move all the more adventurous, to say the least. I honestly haven’t had the heart to blog for the last few months. … More Our Uber Experience
After my most recent trip to Guatemala, I somehow got connected with a stateside organization called “Lemonade International.” They work with some of the people whom I have come to deeply love and respect, people who care for the least, the last, and the labeled in Guatemala City. It is a great joy to share some of … More Passion for God’s Presence
I wrote this post over two years ago and I keep coming back to it as a major theme in my life. It’s like my soul’s melody. I’m trying to attune my spirit to the presence of God as often as I remember. It sums up the work that’s done in Spiritual Direction, which is … More Listen Softer…Again
Back in July I posted something on my blog that was a “repost” of a well-written article about what the author, a popular blogger and pastor, would do if he found out one of his kids were gay. While I agree with his sentiment, and his best intentions to model love to his children, I … More The Messiness of Parenting (The Messiness of Love)