Cable news, good idea on paper, has morphed into a format, which now delivers more opinion than fact. Everything is termed ‘breaking news.’ Therefore, nothing is breaking news, nor is it actually news. It is opinion about the news, driven by the need to sell advertising.
An open letter to our next President: I hope bigly that half of America is right. I hope bigly that Mr. Trump can learn to govern ALL the people of this nation. I hope bigly the he sets aside his hate-filled rhetoric and assumes a Presidential posture. I hope bigly that he will care […]
I wake this morning feeling….numb. I imagine many others around the world are feeling versions of this also. So I took to my morning prayer and meditative walk before opening my computer. My reading was John, Chapter 21. Jesus and his disciples were having a BBQ picnic by the Sea of Tiberias. Can You Trust Me? As […]
All Souls’ Day is also known as the Feast of All Souls, Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed. The day purposely follows All Saint’s Day in order to shift the focus from those in heaven to those in purgatory.
Remembering and honoring the saints, heroes of the faith, and following their examples is a good thing! Many question celebrating the lives of great Christian men and women, yet have no problem fervently celebrating the lives of secular heroes like George Washington. All Saints Day is simply a day to celebrate the lives of all the great heroes of the Christian faith, and to celebrate the deep communion we have with them as they intercede for us.
This week at People for Others, Paul Campbell, SJ, is hosting a Week of Gratitude. Since gratitude is my word for the year, I find this especially helpful on my journey. The theme for this week is Gratitude for the Little Things in Life. Spiritual writers like Ginny Kubitz Moyer, Matt Weber, Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, Julianne Stanz, and Joe […]
I love to cook. And I love to create a beautiful atmosphere for enjoying my food. Easter morning is no exception. After sunrise mass, we sat down to a joyous meal. This was really a ‘break fast’ meal as Lent is over, Christ is risen and we are blessed indeed. It was a bright and […]
Activity Isn’t Action. BEing vs. DOing: I have learned that activity is just busyness. It can easily become a habit of running in circles without creating results.
It was the day of the Backyard Brawl in Morgantown, WV – WVU vs. Pitt. It was a BIG deal. How do I remember this? That day changed the course my life forever. It changed the way I walk. It changed the way I look at the world. It was one of those moments frozen in time that you never forget to remember. It changed me. I wanted everything to STOP!!!! But it didn’t. But my world did. That fast and that quickly, the Rebecca before bowling became the Rebecca after bowling.
A page from my journal…
The flight attendant announces that we should “expect unpredictable turbulence.” As we flew into the unknown, I could not help but reflect on this past year. The cornerstone of this time has been unpredictable turbulence. Many moments were smooth. Others, however, were times to hang on tightly as the world beneath me rocked; keeping me off balance. Through it all, I kept plugging away at my year of gratitude.
I strive to be the best I can be in everything I do. Sometimes I succeed and other times not so much. The goodness is found within the effort. I challenge myself and you to rise above ourselves in answer to someone else’s need or assist in someone else’s dream this week.
Thoughts of unworthiness are a bully’s hypnosis. This is my summer to rest, recreate and reimagine with discernment. My ReImagine ME Summer embraces the subtle shifts that are happening in my life: my spiritual practice, my role in the workplace, my creative work, the use of my physical space, my ministry, my health. All are in flow at the moment…all are being reframed and reformed during My ReImagine ME Summer! It is time to ReBecca!
EPIC brings GRATITUDE for 2015. So many blessings flowed into my life in 2014. I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude for my life. One year ago, I had no idea where I would land. There was a sense of unease. Then an angel appeared and changed the uncertainty to joy.
A simple Christmas carol prayer found within my favorite Christmas carols feeds my spirit this Advent Season. The joyful noise of Christmas music has filled the air for several weeks now. Whenever I hear one, I pause for a moment to say a Christmas carol prayer. Do you pay attention to the words of carols written long ago? They often contain […]
Seattle. Summer weather. Sunshine. Good friends. Bigelow Tea. Food! That is what IFBC 2014 was. Here is the view from my room… Farmstr Thursday evening was spent with the Farmstr crowd. Games. Food. Fun times. What an great idea and business model from Janelle Maiocco. Small, local sustainable Sellers (farmers, urban farmers, ranchers, fishers, foragers) agree to Farmstr’s Quality […]
I am writing to dream today. To dream about the world if God’s will were done on earth as it is in heaven. This post is the third in a weeklong writing retreat I am doing called, Writing for the Soul at Days of Deepening Friendship. Here is the challenge and prompts. My answers and in blue: Describe […]
I remember most the large stone fireplace that my father built with rocks he carried home from his trips to central West Virginia. The stones were large and smooth and rounded. The Elk River had smoothed them over the years. I imagine him wading in and selecting them for their size and shape. He built the […]
I am one proud Mama. My beautiful and very talented daughter, Casey, has been a member of prestigious The Atlanta Master Chorale (formerly Atlanta Sacred Chorale) since she graduated from college. She has a music degree in Flute and Vocal Performance as well as French. Below she plays the flute… In this piece she sing […]
Power is Intoxicating Don’t you love it when your dreams/prayers become a reality? To manifest, or however things happen, just fills your spirit with joy. As I unwind the past day moment by moment, starting from now and looking back, I gather in all the goodness and light, in deep and profound gratitude. I asked my […]
Looking Back to Move Ahead Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. ~Wayne Dyer Each year in November I do a Year in Review Retreat. I look back at the past year and reflect. I ask myself: Where do I sense hope, encouragement, and growth areas in my life? What […]