God’s “in” his heaven, and all is right in my world

We’re spending the week in “God’s Country” – an informal nickname for the part of Minnesota where I grew up. We’re 70 miles north of the area people typically call “Northern Minnesota,” and we’re still three hours south of Canada. So it’s remote, but not that remote. We have wi-fi and groceries, so we’re notContinue reading “God’s “in” his heaven, and all is right in my world”

Gardens, rabbits, and spirituality lessons from a 4-year-old

My heart has been changed, and it’s proof that gentle prayers asking God to help you find peace can help you. It took almost 9 years, but I can finally look at a rabbit in my yard with peace in my heart. Up until, like, yesterday, I looked at rabbits near my garden with rageContinue reading “Gardens, rabbits, and spirituality lessons from a 4-year-old”

Holy is any place where it is safe to tell your story

Tonight I hit the big time: telling my spirituality story on a Facebook Live stream! I’ve been working on this talk for months, and it’s full of things that have hurt me, things that have touched me, and things that have saved me. The first thing I noticed at St. Stan’s was the highly visibleContinue reading “Holy is any place where it is safe to tell your story”

See my talk on spirituality and wellness

This Thursday I’m participating in a Signature Talk Showcase on my friend and coach Sally Zimney’s BeMoved Facebook page. I’m talking about my spiritual journey and how I’ve integrated my relationship with God with my other work toward physical and emotional well being. Just a warning, early listeners cried when they heard it. However: No one has feltContinue reading “See my talk on spirituality and wellness”

God is Love is God

Last week I took this little love blog out onto the open Internet. I was searching for an audience, so I put $25 down on Facebook and targeted people who liked Yoga to try to build a following. (I was guessing, mostly because I don’t know how to segment and target you, dear readers.) IContinue reading “God is Love is God”

Jesus Is Inclusive: A Pride Month Story

The week after Memorial Day is such a wonderful time. The start of summer is exciting even though, as an adult, I don’t get a summer vacation. My body and heart remember the joy of being free and the lakes getting warm enough to swim in and the grass feeling so perfect on my bareContinue reading “Jesus Is Inclusive: A Pride Month Story”

Love, accept, faults, sins

One of the things that drew me to St. Stan’s was Father Clay’s commitment to neutralizing the “Catholic Guilt” we may have grown up with and reframing God’s intentions as loving. I especially loved how he changed “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you but only say the word and I shall be healed”Continue reading “Love, accept, faults, sins”

Back to distance learning, trying not to rush

I got the second dose of the Covid vaccine today. I know this one can pack a punch and I’m pre-emptively nervous about what it’s going to do to my day tomorrow. I’m supposed to meet a client in person! tomorrow in the morning, and after lunch I’m meeting with a handful of other aspiringContinue reading “Back to distance learning, trying not to rush”

Yoga, centering prayer, and the Eucharist

I tried out a centering prayer video on YouTube this week – it reminded me a lot of: Meditation Shivasana (corpse pose) at the end of yoga Going into “The Quiet” before each session of an undergrad class I took. That one was awkward, at the time. Our instructor, Father Roger Kasprick, OSB, would haveContinue reading “Yoga, centering prayer, and the Eucharist”