What piece of furniture is central to your family life? Is it a focal point to engage, to gather, to remember? Consider the dining room table it draws the family together to talk about the events of the day [family liturgy of the word], and be nourished by […]
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.
The first Sunday of the Scrutinies drew me into the paradox of preaching words to stir the hearts, to give a sense of hope. May these words provide comfort and strength, and stretch our religious imaginations beyond borders trusting in a God that will never abandon us. Therapy […]
On a chilly Sunday morning in 40 degree weather the children planted bulbs in the courtyard garden of St. Nicholas church. What was so special, these little children were doing a community service project in preparation for first Reconciliation. We know, given the right conditions the 30+ daffodil […]
This year has a different feel. The energy and passion for my ministry continues to stir within me. I enjoy teaching and giving witness to my faith. As our religious education year is about to begin another layer surfaces; the stories and reports of bishops, who in the […]