This Little Light of Mine

Do you remember all those wonderful lessons you learned in your vacation bible school days? All the fun crafts and memorizing your bible verses…the cookies…and for me it was all about the songs. When did we stop singing those songs? Jesus loves me this I know…and the one that came back to me this week…”All…

Mozart Symphony #41: Jupiter II Andante Cantabile

Even after a lifetime involved in music, I still find myself challenged when I try to focus my listening on a piece of music. I start out with all good intentions but at some point I find that I have gone into “monkey brain” and my mind is jumping all over the place. I look…

Practicing Stillness: Listening

Guilty! I hear myself say… Have you ever been so busy thinking about what you wanted to say next that you didn’t really listen to what your friend or loved one was trying to share with you? I know I have, and I am resolved to do better. And this is where our journey of…

Practicing Stillness: Awaken the Senses

Out of all the stories that surround Jesus, Mary, gives us the best picture of stillness. Without realizing it, she has become our poster child for listening intently.

Practicing Stillness: Train up a Child…

In all of the efforts undertaken to protect the Christchild… what time is there for stillness? Or silliness for that matter? How can we make time for myrth and music when we feel stretched beyond our capacity daily? When ‘free time’ is scarce and, sometimes the only thing that feels possible is attempting to recover for the next push?

Stillness: First Steps

…sitting in stillness really is an act of humility. As I silently position myself, I wait expectantly to hear from God. In this way, I am saying: “I don’t have all the answers” or “I am open to learn, to change, to answer your call.” “I can trust what you will show me.”

Stillness: The Sacred Heart

When I allow myself to think on Jesus’ sacred heart  for even a brief period, I begin to vibrate the same frequency  of love and compassion-first for our Lord Jesus Christ- then for those in the world around me.