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A Curly Willow Tree from God

Two weeks ago, I was driving through the countryside. It was a perfect sparkler of a day; the green golden corn stalks were breezing against the azure sky. Everything was invigorating. I had my windows down and music pumping. As…

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Dimora: a Reflection on Home

Dimora is an Italian word that means “residence” or “home.” I just returned from the Letino Festival, whose theme this year was Dimora. Letino Festival is held annually at the end of July in Letino, Italy, a small mountain village…

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Abba’s Arm

We all know Michaelangelo’s famous painting depicting the creation of Adam. God the Father is shown reaching out His strong, life-giving right hand, His divine finger touching the humble finger of His creature, His beloved son. Abba imparting His divine…

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Together let us be One

The other day I was walking down a long corridor in Brethren Village Retirement Center, going from one elderly massage client to another. As I passed by the door decorations of the sweet Lancaster County residents, I could feel the…

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24 Hours & 24 Dishes of LOVE

“His will for us was the twenty-four hours of each day: the people, the places, the circumstances he set before in that time . . . These things, the twenty-four hours of this day, were his will; we had to…

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Side by Side, Heart to Heart

Marian shares her desire for each of us to find our home in the wounded and pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary this new year. May we find our deepest yearnings for intimacy met there.
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The Humility of God

A priest who knew Mother Teresa recounted a simple story of her. He was sitting next to her on a plane. She was looking out the window, and all of a sudden she turned to the priest and said, “The…

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Sharing Joy and the Messiness

And so, in the midst of my crumbly, fumbly, full, blessed life, Mary came to my side! Mary came through Maria. Standing at the foot of my cross, as we stood together at the foot of each friend’s cross.
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