Replacing Fears with Faith

What I’m getting at is a point of faith wherein we surrender these fears altogether, accepting our limitations to manage future “what ifs” today.

Only Hope ~ A Song

In these moments, it’s as if the fullness of hope is realized.

Supported by Love

What helps me cut through theses extremes is to pause and share what’s on my heart and mind with a trusted loved one, someone with the capacity to stand with me and enter into my experience with compassion.

Awakening in the New Year

When we awaken to the present moment and reside in the Now, there is peace.

One Last Embrace of 2019

...I’ve always been drawn to learning from those who are forging the path ahead, from older generations.

Turn On a Light

I found myself sitting in quiet darkness, wondering when the soul would show up and what it would teach me.

Stay Close ~ A Song

“Stay Close” expresses comfort in being spiritually linked with someone when physical proximity is impossible, for whatever reason.

Waiting With Mary

Despite the many challenges, Mary exemplifies to me what it means to cooperate with grace.

Practicing Gratefulness

One thing that is beautiful to experience in this process is the expectation that we will indeed find blessings in every day.

Attach to Love

Detaching with love in order to attach to love is ultimately an act of compassion toward another as well as toward ourselves.

Let Us Not Forget Our Resiliency

Every single person wanted their own problems back.

Set Apart ~ A Song

...let “Set Apart” remind us of the need for keeping some things holy in our lives.


Invitations to Deep Love

Too often we miss going where we are be summoned by love because we are fixated on what our egos think we want, rather than on who our souls are asking us to become.

Be Your Creator’s Creation

Many of us tend to get stuck on a hamster wheel of routines and responsibilities and forget the obligation we have to our Creator to be the creation intended in us.



Extending Peace to Patterns

...when I walk the labyrinth of challenging patterns in my life, I can begin a new, uplifting pattern of acceptance...

Time to Listen

In our physically limiting times, let us not miss the compelling invitations from that aspect of ourselves which is beyond the physical.

Yellow Wood ~ A Song

At any point, one can return to the decision spot to regroup, reboot, stand tall, and choose instead the road which beckons a deeper authenticity; the road less traveled.

The Graces Will Come

Instead I find God at work in the profound responses to our suffering. And like a compassionate midwife at a complicated labor, God shows up to help us birth some meaning from it all.

Nine Steps Toward a Creative Solution

...how creative can you be in resolving a challenging issue in your life?

The Benefits of Religious Literacy

...from a primary language we have a structure that can assist us in learning other languages. And as we do this, we build bridges into other ways of life that can deeply impact our own for the better.

Nothing But Love ~ A Song

...when we actively practice living from a place of intrinsic worthiness, of choosing to see our own preciousness, we begin to know (again) what it means to sincerely love ourselves.

Designed to Heal

Isn’t it fascinating and exhilarating to know there is an Intelligence at work, within us and around us, that consistently supports our well-being?!

The Seven Cs of Balance

I’ve found it helpful to at least have some kind of guide to reference when I feel things are getting out of whack. 

Cherishing Today

We can realize the limitations of a situation and, at the same time, give the light it’s rightful place before the sun fully sets.

Evaluating Values

If it is a value, it will hold some space on the calendar. 

Swim On ~ A Song

This love I have is too good to waste.

Looking at Leadership

Children often see authenticity so clearly that it is they who can remind us grown ups of the standards we ought to hold for ourselves and for those who influence us.


Judgements Unpacked

I’ve found that I can usually tell whether a judgement is actually useful or detrimental by looking at the content of the situation and getting really honest with myself.

Spirit Unfolding

The human capacity to create is a beautiful gift indeed and, I believe, enhances our connection to the Source of Life.


Calling Deep ~ A Song

...But even though I grieve, all that couldn’t be, somehow I trust you’re not far


Welcome, Summer!

Each season can serve as a beautiful metaphor for the many significant shifts we encounter over time…

Messiness Can Be Beautiful

...To embrace the beauty in the mess AND to realize that every choice I make eliminates other choices.

Choosing A Perspective

We can always reach for a more life-giving thought.

Like Bing ~ A Song

...Grant a wonderful life like Jimmy...

Make it a Good Apology

How often we fall short of even naming our bad behavior, let alone stepping up to the plate to address it with self-discipline, heartfelt remorse, honest words, and living amends.  What are we afraid of?


Meeting with Possibilities

I’ve realized... there is value in making time to meet with the very capabilities that challenge me.

God is Like a Good Mother

I had the honor of guest speaking at our church last Sunday, on Mother’s Day.  This post shares some excerpts from that reflection.  You can listen to the full talk on the TALK page.


Relationship Inventory

...evaluate with whom are you giving your precious time...

Feel the Sun ~ A Song

Working on a peace that lasts, Practicing in overcast...

Simplifying a Space

In what I’ve learned about various approaches to simplifying, three motivators have emerged.  Each one resonates with me for different reasons...

Metanoia ~ A Song

Set yourself free, to think differently...


Having a Spiritual Practice

I believe there is enlightenment and encouragement to be found in such spaces, in having a spiritual practice.


Ashes ~ A Song

Pull me to your purpose; I’m down on bended knee...

The Evolutionary Work of Commitment

...too often I see people walking away from what is simply an invitation to love more deeply...

The Power of a Story Shared

Stories matter.  It is why the motto representing my creative work is “Songs. Stories. Soul.”

Another Way to view The Cross

As Christians around the world enter Holy Week, I find myself considering the story of the crucifixion…again.

Spiritual Violence

In this article, Tammy interviewed Dr. Theresa Tobin of Marquette University on the subject of Spiritual Violence.

The Art of Spiritual Direction

In this article Tammy interviewed Spiritual Director Dawn Capilupo, OSF, on the subject of Spiritual Direction.

Reiki as a Spiritual Practice

In this article Tammy interviewed Reiki Master Eva Cribben about the subject of Reiki.

Journeying Through Grief

Tammy was asked to write this piece for a church publication, to share candidly with others her experience of loss and grieving - her thoughts and feelings as well as what she did to cope and move toward healing.

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