Life has dramatically shifted since my last post of September 2019. Our public lives have come to a halt, and here in Illinois like in most states it’s shelter-in-place; the Governor’s order – only leave the house for essentials. One of my “shelter-in-place” project is to activate my […]
I am a life-long learning; by profession, I am a special education teacher. I teach with passion and the belief that within each student is the "inner teacher" guiding them to find the answers to life's most important questions. With that said, I seek creative ways to help my students discover their inner teacher. I find myself involved in a lot of projects and programs. Other interests include: writing and reflecting on my teaching practice, hosting guests at my BnB, DIY home projects, gardening, composting, aquaponics, reading, and spending time with family and friends. My life values are guided by the Gospel of Jesus and the Franciscan Charism. I am an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart which at the heart is showing compassion and doing works of neighborly love.
Last Sunday marked the start of St. Nicholas Religious Education. Once again my attention focuses on a special group of children preparing to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. At the very heart of sacramental preparation: Reconciliation is an attitude, a way of being present in our […]
This is the first installment of two parts retelling the story of St. Nicholas Rummage Sale of Evanston, IL. which took place on Saturday, July 20. The Rummage Sale has gained the reputation of being one of the best sales of Chicago’s North Shore. The stretched of the […]
I love the smell of fresh baked-bread. I recall the times I’ve stopped at the international market intending to buy a couple of items, and leave with a loaf of bread. The aroma of fresh-baked bread fills the area gently alluring hungry shoppers to the area where bread […]