Category: On Life and Writing

Do You Speak Geek? Learning the Language of Technology


This post was first published on my old website in February of 2014. I’ve been thinking about this as I continue to struggle to keep up with all the technology that I know I need to embrace if I’m to make it as an author in this internet/technology age. I now not only know what […]

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Writing Goals for 2018 – Why Bother?

 January 4, 2018

As the queen of goal setting, imagine my surprise when I went to look for my 2017 writing goals and didn’t find any! Yes, I had gone a whole year without having any goals written down. How had that happened? I really don’t know. I guess I was busy with other things and forgot. This […]

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The Windows of St. John’s – Christmas Day!

 December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas! Mary, Joseph and the baby, surrounded by angels playing musical instruments:  harp, lute and violin! What wonderful music the heavenly chorus must have made as they proclaimed the birth of Emmanuel. We, too have reason to praise our God and join with all of the angels and  saints in singing: “Glory to God […]

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The Windows of St. John – The Visitation

 December 21, 2017

We are starting the peak travel time of the year as families, separated by miles, gather to celebrate Christmas. Some of these women travelling are pregnant. They know first-hand the difficulties of travelling when dealing with morning sickness or a bladder that is being pressed upon by a developing baby. Mary, after being told by […]

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My Christmas Gift to you!

 December 20, 2017

Life is full of promises–those we have made and those made to us. Considering how often promises influence our lives, it is surprising how little we reflect on them. The liturgical season of Christmas provides rich opportunities to reflect on the promises of God’s love. This book blends seasonal vignettes and Scripture passages to help […]

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The Windows of St. John’s – The Annunciation

 December 14, 2017

My home church, St. John the Evangelist in Jackson, Michigan, is filled with beautiful stained glass windows. I’ve long admired them and the way they tell the story of Jesus through art. And so I’ve decided to share them with you, starting with the ones that depict the five joyful mysteries of the rosary which […]

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Celebrating Advent -My Gift to You!

 December 3, 2017

I love the Advent season. While society is rushing to Christmas, I savor the sights and sounds of Advent with somber purples and music that speaks of longing and anticipation. I love the Advent readings which speak of hope to a people praying for the long awaited Savior. Yes, I’m not a purist. I do […]

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