Even Pets Can Have Chores

No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our householdOur pet guinea pig pushed his luck one day when I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that’s why.I was losing patience with ours; every time I opened the fridge that little rodent would squeak like crazy, begging for another vegetable....more
I'm sorry to hear that your guinea pig was killed by a black bear. I heard a news that a pet ...more

7 Quick Spiritual Gardening Takes

Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.  Robert Brault One is nearer God’s heart in a gardenthan anywhere else on earth. by Dorothy Frances Gurney...more

UPcycling Rugs

This is all about UPcycling, NOT REcycling . Sheets  can be recreated into gorgeous crocheted  rugs. Crocheting rag rugs is so much fun to do because it is fast and satisfying.I crocheted each rag rug in  a few  hours, from one single sheet and half a queen sized duvet. No pattern needed;  just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with  half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more

Thinking Outside the Box

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich FrommDon’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco ChanelCreativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else. –  Natalie Goldberg ...more

Words: The Power of the Atom

I am articulate. Words flow with ease, especially when I am upset.Although I have surprised people since I was barely two years old with my mastery of language, it is a gift, pure and simple. No effort on my part at all; words just flow. Probably because I am tiny, words are my defense against anyone who threatens me. According to friends, my words do disarm antagonists....more

Honest Prayer

Real prayer Is not a mental exercise, a game. Honest prayer Opens our core, our heart to the Almighty, The Creator of the universe. Such prayer is necessarily humble because He is God and we are not.No room for pride;...more

False Humility is Sneaky

When I was a young Christian, I thought that humility and sanctity meant ascetic fasting  and  heroic acts of  faith just like all the great saints. I discovered later that these sorts of practices often focus more on self than on God. This attitude is actually a subtle sort of self-delusion that is difficult to discern. Self generated, pious actions  actually drive me further from God....more

From Her Drawingboard

Victoria’s Art : This Australian artist captures every  fleeting nuance of children’s expressions. A sense of kid’s fragility comes through many of the portraits.  ...more

No More Striving

No more striving.No more work.Strong words,Commands actually.The words reverberate in my mindOver and over,Like a mantra.A Divine mantra.A Holy reminder to let God work in my core self,Unhindered by my meddling.This work of transformingIs a Holy workI just get in the wayWhen I attempt to manufacture myself into my idea of holiness.Laughable attempts which are caricatures of real saints...more

Can We Love Another Completely?

“We can love completely—even without complete understanding…” Remembering last year… One of my daughters Shattered , Pieces flew everywhere Slapping everyone in the face Shocking Freezing Thwarting all attempts to love her. We were all in agony Our fierce love was as ineffective as  a noodle arrow which could not pierce through  to her heart....more