SAINT BRIGID, KEEPER OF THE HEARTH

SAINT BRIGID, KEEPER OF THE HEARTH

PRAYER OF SAINT BRIGID Brigid of the Mantle, encompass us, Lady of the Lambs, protect us, Keeper of the Hearth, kindle us. Beneath your mantle, gather us, And restore us to memory. Mothers of our mother, Foremothers strong. Guide our hands in yours, Remind us how to...
BEING MADE WHOLE

BEING MADE WHOLE

From time to time we are asked to face something unexpected. When this happens, we are often made to look at uncomfortable realities. Last week I was told that my grandmother may not live more than a few days.  If I was to see her, I had to make a decision to leave...
PROMISE OF THE RAINBOW

PROMISE OF THE RAINBOW

My children come to me each day and hand me a rainbow. They beckon me to come. The path has been paved, they know the way. We can choose to go. The chasm of popular culture, the badlands of everything-at-our-fingertips right here and right now, is there as well, every...
FIRST GRADE HOMESCHOOL

FIRST GRADE HOMESCHOOL

Well, we officially started first grade homeschool today.  What fun!  “Big” kid circle time games include clapping, stomping and using beanbags to learn numbers, letters and poems.  Learning verses and songs through movement.  Beginning our year with form...
SIGNS OF SPRING

SIGNS OF SPRING

Finally, after a long winter, signs of spring are popping up through the leafy remains of last autumn. Grass baskets have been planted with our homeschool group. Following my Mom’s tradition, the Easter Tree has been decorated, with freshly dyed eggs to add to...

STAR CHILDREN

Upon a recent trip to a nursing home to visit family in Oklahoma, I was struck by the very visceral memory of experiencing a nursing home as a child.  The fragility and hopelessness.  The masses of elderly souls in the hallways, bent over, sleeping in their wheel...

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