Spirituality

Finding God in Kinship 

Recently, as part of the Incarnate Word Foundation’s Project RECON, I was privileged to be present at a talk by Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ.  I wanted to share highlights from his remarks. Fr. Boyle: I am closer to God when I am with the people at our place. What brings you out tonight is not…

Blue Hole Wisdom

What’s Important Is How We Do It

While I was walking this morning, I was reflecting on a quotation from the woman who founded the School Sisters of Notre Dame. With God, what we do is less important than how we do it. Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, SSND She said those words a century ago, but they speak to my heart…

The Bellerive Bees | Women's Empowerment

The Red Barn

A few weeks ago I went with Michael to pick up a package of bees near Winfield. One of my hives had died out after an unexpected snowstorm in March. They were my favorite hive–Carniolan bees, gentler than the Minnesota hygienic Italian bees I usually raise. It was a dreary day with heavy skies and…