Day Two of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY TWO: A Grand Godmother I went scouring through old photos albums tonight, looking for a picture from when I journeyed with friends to see the Pope speak in Denver, CO back in 1993. Instead, I stumbled upon a photo much more precious and timely – my grandmother/godmother with me on the day of myContinue reading “Day Two of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Sunday SoulJourn: Week One in My Spiritual Journey

Join me every Sunday as I reflect, ponder, and contemplate topics that tend to get overlooked as we sprint through life. I started this SoulJourn with my youngest sister as a welcome companion.

Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Happy Father’s Day

WEEK FIVE UPDATE: This week’s Petals of Appreciation celebrates the fathers in my life: my dad, my brothers-in-law, friends, uncles, and grandpops. Here are some examples of why you deserve my appreciation today and everyday: You impart a love of learning – reading to them at night and doing homework You support their extracurricular interestsContinue reading “Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Happy Father’s Day”

Day 101 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 101: Creativity Over Tea Once again, today’s creative inspiration came courtesy of my toddler-age niece. She informed me of her desire to have a tea party with me, and I instantly envisioned stuffed animals, plastic tea sets, and frilly hats. Instead, she pointed meContinue reading “Day 101 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 95 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 95: “Childish” Moments The moments that matter most Are those that touch the heart and the spirit Most of them occur thanks to my nieces and nephew   Children’s laughter sends my spirit soaring While their cries tear at my core They smile andContinue reading “Day 95 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 53 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 53: Back to the Drawing Board My 9-year-old nephew didn’t believe me when I told him that I can’t draw. So, we sat down with his sketch pad and pencils, and we all drew a unicorn. Here’s his: And here’s mine: After the laughterContinue reading “Day 53 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 47 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 47: Creativity Prompt #7 FAMILY…TRAVEL…CONNECTIONS Create a piece of art (writing, sculpting, painting, music composition, etc.), using the three words above as inspiration. I’ll post mine on Monday. Please stop back and tell me about your experience. Happy creating!   **I am an ArtisticContinue reading “Day 47 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 41 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 41: What Are You Thankful For? I am thankful for… FAMILY – Parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, two nieces and three nephews fill my heart with so much love. I am also thankful for extended family – including aunts, uncles, and cousins who live near and far. FRIENDSContinue reading “Day 41 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 25 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression   Day 25: Baby Steps I watched my newborn niece sleeping soundly in her mother’s arms And wondered what she’s thinking Does she dream of the place her spirit left Or rest in silence in a comforting embrace?   This beautiful child joins our familyContinue reading “Day 25 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”