The Surprise of Being Spontaneous

The Surprise of Being Spontaneous

Yesterday I went to the Farmers Market with my husband, Donny, the first time we’ve gone together this year. We bought parsley, green onions, and tomatoes, the makings for tabouli. Back at home, I stood at the sink for an hour or two getting it ready—washing all the...
The Surprise

The Surprise

When my family bought the rambler where I still live, I was 40 years old, and was moving from a neighborhood just a block from where I’d grown up. It was a pleasant surprise, then, to find that our next-door neighbor was Mr. Mooney. He was an English teacher to both...
Expanding The Theme of Time

Expanding The Theme of Time

My friend Lee Flynn reminded me the other day of an early article I wrote for Miracles Magazine. Most of it was taken from the journal I kept in the time leading up to my reception of A Course of Love. My work, from ACOL to Creation of The New, to the books of the Way...
Expanding Space in us for The New

Expanding Space in us for The New

My time with Jesus (receiving ACOL, 1998-2001) set me in motion for the mystical experience that writing Creation of the New became. Jesus and Mary both invite us to newness in a way that elicits change, yet we’re encouraged in a manner subtle enough that we don’t try...
Expanding on Themes and Memories of Love

Expanding on Themes and Memories of Love

The reading we do can be among the greatest change agents of our lives, whether it’s of “holy” writing, environmental warnings, or great literature. Since writing “Memoria,” many memories have been swirling around in me. Some are memories of life events I’d long...
Expanding Events of Memory

Expanding Events of Memory

Memory and “Memoria” (oddly enough) expand “The New.” I say “oddly” because when speaking of memory, I imagine that most of us usually think of the past. “Memoria” (Book II of The Way of the Marys), speaks of “the miraculous and often ignored human capacity for, and...
Receptive Time – Part V

Receptive Time – Part V

I’ll not stop my received writing on my sabbatical but tend to it. I will, by now, have wrapped myself up in Mary’s embrace through “her month” of May, and felt the return of  warmth and green grass and spring flowers here in Minnesota.  The Center for A Course of...
Receptive Time – Part IV

Receptive Time – Part IV

I invite you, through A Course of Love, as well as “Mirari” and “Memoria,” (the first two books of the Way of the Mary series) to see what happens as you let go of predetermined ways and embrace the new that is “your” way. I am about to do this myself as I begin my...
Receptive Time – Part III

Receptive Time – Part III

Creating The New is not a massive undertaking, like a big project we need to take up. It’s about doing what we do each day in a “receptive” way. The “old” way overtly pushes us toward a predetermined course of actions and outcomes. Many are happy to encourage us to...
Receptive Time – Part II

Receptive Time – Part II

Mary of Nazareth’s receptive way of life reflects the way whose time has come because we too, are to birth the divine into time. But here’s the catch: we’ve got to be ourselves to do so, and this means being free of those “should do” things that we believe are needed...