Collaborative Ministry Office
|More about me:
The most important part of my life is my family - Jim, my husband of more than 39 years, and two children: Katy, now in business here in Omaha and Jack, a high school teacher in St. Louis. In 2011 when Katy married, we added a wonderful new son, John, to the family and now our great joy has been expanded with the birth of our grandchildren, Charlotte and Daniel.
I think family life is an incredible way to find God, even in (or maybe I should say, especially in) the most frustrating or mundane moments.
I am a native of the East Coast after graduating in 1971 from John Carroll High School in suburban Philadelphia. I graduated from Creighton University in 1975 with a degree in Journalism and spent most of the next 20 years in corporate public relations in Omaha. I returned to Creighton in the 1990s and completed a masters degree in Christian Spirituality in 1998.
My favorite times have always been family dinners at home when the
four of us talk about our days, but now that our kids are gone from
home, my husband and I have rediscovered how nice
it is to have a quiet dinner together. I also have a special place in my heart for family vacations when the kids were little and and four of us were away from home together.
It's a joy to be with my growing family.
|Writing these reflections:
Writing a Daily Reflection is always a graced moment, because only with God's help could I ever write one. I know my own life is hectic, disjointed and imperfect and I know most of us have lives like that. I usually write from that point of view and I always seem to find some sentence, some word in the readings that speaks right to me, in all of my imperfection. I hope that whatever I write is in some way supportive of others.
It's an incredibly humbling experience to hear from someone who
was touched by something I wrote. Whether the note is from someone across
campus or across the world, it makes me realize how connected we are all
in our longing to grow closer to God.
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