Joan Blandin Howard

Faculty, Christian Spirituality Program

More about me:

In 1995, my husband and I and 3 of our 5 children "retired" to Omaha and Creighton University after 25 years in the dental corps of the USAF.  Our family life had been and continues to be rich in travel and exploration - just keeping up with our adventurous kids!  My favorite times are when we gather together - in laughter, joy or sorrow.  My prize possession is our very large family dining table which accomodates all of us and then some!  I am a 2001 graduate of Creighton's Christian Spirituality Program with a certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Writing these reflections:

Initially I  thought I was writing for myself.  I use the readings as a source of personal prayer. I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend in prayer.  The writing seems to be a natural end product. The wonderful e-mail notes I receive tell me that I am not writing just for me and they reconfirm my faith in the presence of the Lord,  who speaks all languages, permeates untold experiences, and surfaces in the most ordinary of daily delights and disturbing distractions. That the Lord would speak through me is a gift I had not anticipated.
I thank you, the reader and fellow pilgrim, for joining us on our journey.  God bless us.