My friend began pouring out her heart-wrenching experience of her marriage breaking apart, and as I listened, I was silently praying, “God, please help her, help us. God, where are you?” Just then, a bright red cardinal lit upon the nearby rooftop and began singing what clearly sounded like, “Right here! Right here!” It was as if God rode in on the wings of a bird song to remind me to simply be present to my friend and pay attention without anxiety, because God was there to help us. It was an AHA moment for me making me aware of God’s always abiding Presence. Continue reading →
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I’ve always wanted to be a tour guide. When I was a child I would give imaginary tours of our house and could wax eloquent about the furnishings and various historical events that may have occurred in our house or at least on the grounds where it was built. Of course, all of this was fabrications of an active imagination fueled by the many books I devoured. Rarely did I have any takers, other than my little sister, for such tours. Continue reading →
COLUMBUS, OH – To assist in the healing of women who are survivors of human trafficking, the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Theresa Flores, founder of S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution), a human trafficking survivor, national speaker and writer, provided a New Beginnings Survivors Retreat for 20 victims of human trafficking from across the country. The retreat took place at the St. Therese Retreat Center (Columbus, OH), from January 1 to 3, 2016. The female attendees traveled from California, Texas, Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio and ranged in age from the early 20s to 40s. Continue reading →
“And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly, the heavens were opened to him and there was the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3: 16-17
Even before the crystal ball came down on Times Square many people resolved to be different in 2016. The most common New Year’s resolutions echoed through many homes – time to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, spend more time with family and get out of debt. Those are the most frequent New Year’s resolutions, and the most frequently broken. Continue reading →