1/31/12 Let the party continue. 1/30/12 Every morning I have to move closer--again. 1/28/12 Another remarkable sunrise. 1/27/12 Take a walk. God will be there. 1/26/12 A day at the cottage conversing with God. 1/25/12 Back to the aloneness of the cottage. 1/23/12 Hard to put this prayer business into words. 1/22/12 However, God helps me solve my problems. 1/20/12 Reading the 'holy scripture' is part of any religious practice. 1/19/12 What many of us in our youth have done. 1/18/12 Mary saw joy, too. 1/15/12 Back to the cottage to listen. 1/14/12 "Fear not," Jesus tells us. 1/13/12 Impossible to get a picture of this. 1/11/12 Miracles are all around. 1/9/12 My goal today at the CBTS is just to breath. 1/8/1 God is everywhere, but I know God will be at the cottage this afternoon. 1/7/12 Sight is a gift. 1/6/12 Not easy to wait. 1/4/12 Back home today; little silence. 1/1/12 Off to the cottage for silence.
4/30/12 Keep silence! 4/28/12 Keep listening! 4/27/12 Keep thanking! 4/26/12 Keep looking! 4/25/12 Everything I read suggests that I start with praise and thanksgiving. 4/23/12 Thanks for the rain. 4/22/12 Luncheon put on by the music committee today. Lovely. 4/20/12 "Very grateful" keeps me cheerful. 4/17/12 Reaching out to others draws me to God. 4/16/12 Wherever I go, You are there. 4/14/12 It is time to leave the cottage. 4/13/12 Perhaps a simple church in our hearts. 4/12/12 Happy last days of solitude at the cottage. 4/11/12 That's where gratitude begins. 4/10/12 Keep alert. 4/9/12 A comforting thought; helps us surrender. 4/6/12 I'll be back here for three final days next week. "Very grateful." 4/5/12 Last day here. Beautiful. 4/4/12 Cleaning and praying at the cottage. 4/3/12 A beautiful morning, but Easter is not here yet. 4/2/12 Just keep praying. 4/1/12 Don't be that kind of fool.
5/30/12 Up early to climb the portico of St. Peter's. Great view. 5/29/12 Sitting in the mystery--that's the point. 5/27/12 Not much humility in Roman art. 5/26/12 Mass on St. Peter's Square and a blessing from Pope Benedict, no less. 5/25/12 Just visited my favorite church in Rome, San Clemente. 5/24/12 Is this a humble thought? 5/23/12 First pizza of the trip. Very grateful. 5/22/12 Travel day. God with me. 5/21/12 Off for my solitary trip to Italy tomorrow. 5/20/12 Grateful for my daughter's birthday. 5/19/12 Much to learn from people with different ways of living. 5/18/12 Prayer in a flower. 5/17/12 Always searching. 5/14/12 Where is that place? Always a challenging question. 5/13/12 One of the many reasons for being part of a church community. 5/11/11 Yes, but what a challenge. I want to keep my I to myself. 5/9/12 (Using the computer at the library.) 5/8/12 Mom's life was a beautiful prayer. Thank you, Mom. 5/7/12 When I feel the presence of God, prayers are answered. 5/5/12 Give a blessing every day. 5/4/12 The mystery of God! 5/3/12 Don't just think, gaze. 5/2/12 What a powerful prayer thought. 5/1/12 May Day
6/30/12 Something to strive for. 6/27/12 I put this quote on a year or so ago. 6/26/12 Reorientation when I return home--always. 6/23/12 Off to Vermont. Will be back blogging on Monday. 6/22/12 Very grateful. 6/21/12 Home, old and new, fresh beginnings. 6/20/12 Off to Rome. 6/18/12 I 'sit in the mystery' on this bridge every morning 6/17/12 Prayer helps. 6/16/12 How challenging. 6/13/12 How comforting. 6/11/12 I've always been attracted to these little apartments around my favorite cloister. 6/8/12 Today I'm leaving this medieval hill town for Renaissance Florence. 6/7/12 St. Francis speaks of humility. 6/6/12 It is easy to walk with God in this city of peace. 6/5/12 Off to Assisi. 6/4/12 I don't know the history of this fountain, but it seems to fit the quote in some mysterious way. 6/3/12 God is everywhere. 6/2/12 What a tall order. 6/1/12 Much suffering in the world.
7/28/12 Worth keeping in mind as I leave for Lancaster, PA and beyond. 7/25/12 All the prayers you need are in the Psalms. 7/24/12 My CBTS view is always available to me through pictures. 7/23/12 Worth posting again. 7/22/12 Thy will, not my will be done. 7/21/12 I think I'm making all these decisions about God. What a joke. 7/20/12 What part does our mind/spirit play when our body is ill? 7/18/12 Surrender. 7/16/12 Patience vv. restlessness. 7/16/12 My church anchors my faith. 7/15/12 One of the reasons I walk--hoping peace will seep into my soul. 7/14/12 Hard to find the time, hard to give the time. 7/13/12 Creating a sacred space. 7/11/12 All of us our pilgrims in some way. 7/10/12 Clearing out what I don't need/use. 7/9/12 God within us. 7/7/12 Patience reminds me to be 'very grateful.' 7/6/12 A contemplative day here. 7/5/12 The day cleared for a sunny 4th. 7/4/12 Be grateful for the rain. 7/3/12 Christianity is about I and Thou. 7/1/12 A worthy thought as family arrives.
8/26/12 Take the Sabbath. 8/25/12 The bottom line of all religions is LOVE. 8/20/12 What's more important, the question or the answer? The answer is both. 8/18/12 For me, God and salvation rest in the same vessel. 8/17/12 Stay alert! God makes use of our talents and interests. 8/16/12 No comment needed! 8/15/12 This is about God's call to each of us. 8/11/12 Quite a task. 8/10/12 I'm praying for gun control, which includes all other weapons of destruction. 8/8/12 Long trip home today. 8/7/12 Seeking God at Versailles today. 8/5/12 Easy to partake of these stained glass windows. 8/3/12 I pray as I sight see in Paris with my daughter and grandchildren.
9/30/12 Painful honesty filled with humility. 9/29/12 Honesty and humility. 9/28/12 Worth praying on. 9/26/12 Taking a deep breath and saying a little prayer helps. 9/25/12 Humbling. 9/24/12 Can we say that prayer is 'green'? 9/23/12 Seems we have to work at faith. 9/22/12 I'll be looking for God today. 9/20/12 Even when I don't have internet access at home. 9/16/12 We need a quiet corner in our own home. 9/15/12 The Soul of the World, wow, think about it. 9/14/12 Let go of the negative. Just be. 9/13/12 Prayer gives hope. 9/11/12 Worth pondering on this day of remembrance. 9/10/12 The Psalmist's heart linked with God. 9/9/12 It is so easy to stay involved only in my own little world. 9/6/12 Always a struggle, not matter what's on the calendar.
10/31/12 Thinking of all the saints in my life that have died. 10/30/12 No wind. The weather is taking care of itself. 10/29/12 That's what to pray for--freedom from fear. 10/28/12 Why is that? 10/27/12 Preparing for the storm. 10/25/12 Gratitude is sometimes hard to remember. 10/24/12 To be free to the present moment. 10/23/12 Prayer and action. 10/22/12 My husband's birthday today. 10/21/12 The difference we make starts with prayer. 10/20/12 Pleasing God isn't easy. 10/19/12 That prayer is absurd is somehow very affirming. 10/16/12 May I remember this today. 10/15/12 What of the good can we create today? 10/14/12 Love obliterates fear. 10/13/12 Silent, wordless prayer. 10/12/12 Columbus Day. My parent's anniversary. 10/10/12 I can feel the difference. 10/9/12 Good thing! 10/8/12 I try to live through grace. 10/7/12 Especially with family. 10/6/12 Worth reading. 10/5/12 Jesus had women disciples. 10/4/12 The Feast Day of St. Francis 10/3/12 Mom left us a year ago. She had a grateful heart. 10/2/12 Substitute 'awe' for 'fear' of God. 10/1/12 A powerful prayer about prayer.
11/30/12 That's a hard one to live out. 11/29/12 Going to sit with a dying friend today. 11/28/12 Hope on a dreary day. 11/27/12 Even on a grey day. 11/26/12 This moment is a sunrise. 11/25/12 After church, it's back to the cottage for the week. 11/24/12 Vindicate me, God. 11/23/12 Thankful for the family gathering yesterday. 11/22/12 Remembering Mom's last words: Very grateful. 11/20/12 My friend is a saint. 11/19/12 Praying a 92 year old friend 'home'. 11/17/12 Walking the beach is prayer. 11/16/12 Very grateful. 11/15/12 Off to the CBTS. What does God want me to do? 11/13/12 Worth believing. 11/11/12 We have to do our part. 11/10/12 Let this balance the medical world's emphasis on the body. 11/9/12 With God, I am not alone. 11/8/12 I'm enjoying this morning's snow. 11/7/11 Let all of us pray for humility. 11/6/12 What to pray for on election day? Peace. 11/5/12 But I love to travel. 11/4/12 Was Jesus ever jealous? 11/2/12 What am I in charge of? 11/1/12 Remembering my mom and brother-in-law.
12/30/12 Thinking of Mom's love on my birthday. 12/29/12 That's what all the faith traditions tell us. 12/28/12 Whoever comes, whoever we meet. 12/26/12 Jesus is born. Now we have someone to follow. 12/24/12 The Advent candles of hope, peace, joy, and love are lit. Now we wait. 12/23/12 Amen. 12/22/12 Celebrating the life of my friend Edie. 12/21/12 God is beyond our usual assumptions. 12/20/12 My prayer for the Newtown families. 12/18/12 Recent events have ignited that fire. 12/17/12 In God's silence, in God's embrace. 12/16/12 Find Him in community. 12/15/12 We wait in silence and with tears to hear God's words of assurance. 12/14/12 Hope and gratitude. 12/13/12 For me it's potato chips. 12/12/12 Um, relax and be faithful. Sounds easy. 12/10/12 Silence on a rainy day today. 12/9/12 Amazing sunrise. 12/7/12 That's a challenge. 12/5/12 Gratitude is where it all starts and ends. 12/4/12 If I didn't believe that I wouldn't be here at the cottage. 12/3/12 The spirit of God is at the cottage today. 12/2/12 First Sunday in Advent. 12/1/12 I've been sending this poem for years.