Give More Hugs!

That has always been my philosophy. How perfect is it that my granddaughter and I have teamed up with an organization called GIVE MORE HUGS to entice more kids into the magic world of reading?  What better advocate could we have for that group than the totally huggable little fairy?  The great philosophy of this wonderfully…

Full moon croning

Now in its sixth year of meeting, my spirituality group tries to retreat annually for renewal and replenishment . This past weekend in the Northern Neck area along the Potomac, 13 members managed to attend portions of the four day event. With a theme of “food for the journey”, the weekend was a feast for body, mind and spirit. The idea germinated when Ginny proposed…

Embracing a time apart

With power bars and water bottles, we headed out on an adventure. Last week during Pope Francis’ visit, my friend, Kris, and I went on a pilgrimage. We joined the thousands of people who ignored the apocalyptic traffic reports to venture downtown. In the middle of the night, we donned reflective vests and checked bike lights to make sure…

Live for today

Do you put things off for some special day in the future? Don’t wait. Find something to celebrate this week with its variety of cultural events, religious observances and natural holidays. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Fall starts on September 23, the equinox. Shorter…

Have We Lost Our Sense of Community?

Sunday Worship was a whole different thing in this country 50 years ago.  I remember looking forward to going to Catholic Mass on Sunday.  I knew and loved every song we sang, I loved the beautiful churches of the parishes we belonged to and I even remember listening to the sermons and having favorite Priests…