Love Me on Tuesday

In case you’ve been distracted with more pressing matters, let it be known that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! The retailers are in full gear: hearts and flowers everywhere; fancy heart-shaped satin boxes of chocolates; piles of bagged heart-shaped candies with special messages; a sea of red in the greeting card sections; and, yes, the […]

Real Among the Fakes

When a rediscovered portrait of Christ was recently sold for more than $450 million dollars, the art world gasped, since it was more than half again as much as any of the masters’ works of art were ever known to have drawn. The portrait, Salvator Mundi (Savior of the world),had been making the rounds of European […]

Building God’s House

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. (Psalm127:1) Dear Friends, You may have noticed that image (a representation, an impression, mental picture or idol) in our culture has become a preoccupation and often an occupation. A recent article that ran in The Wall Street Journal reported a growing trend […]

A Memorable Gift

 “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession. And through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” II Corinthians 2:14 If you haven’t yet found that perfect gift for your beloved or other dear ones, here’s a thought: a fragrance. I understand this is not a new […]

Echoes of Eden

A Survival Guide for the Election Season and Beyond

As we go through this heated, nasty, hyped-up election season, do you ever feel like you’ve been exiled to another planet? Or that you’d like to be? While fiery rhetoric is not new to our democratic process, the coarseness on the campaign trail this season seems to have dropped to a new low – a […]

Drinking from the Well

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere …” (Psalm 84:10a) Our silent retreat, “Come to the Well,” proved to be a divine appointment for each one of us who cleared her calendar to spend the day at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center, in Eureka, Missouri. We quenched our thirsty […]

God’s Call to Women

Instruments of Peace

Each man will be like a shelter from the wind, and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. Isaiah 32:2 Father, your Word restores my peace and brings refreshment to my soul. (Psalm 23:3) You remind me that evil is […]

As the World Turns

“Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways! I would soon subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes.”  Psalm 81:13 In her later years, my mother’s world came to a halt each day when the soap opera “As the World Turns” came on. For twenty […]