A spirituality of motherhood and creativity

From my Catholic Weekly column, which I was recalling today. I still very much feel that this is true about the creativity of motherhood, or at least, my experience of it. Though we live very different lives, I could relate to what the celebrated Australian artist Michael Leunig described about the way that he is able…

Getting over feeling blah

*It’s been a long time since I wrote here or anywhere else. I thought I’d visit my site today and found this post I’d been preparing in mid-February. I never got to send it, because just after this I felt much worse and stopped everything, tipping into real burn out I think. I’m over my…

Humility Is A Gift

My column recently published in The Catholic Weekly. “Unless you become like little children you will not enter the kingdom of heaven,” this was the Gospel I heard two Sundays ago while Isaac, our two-year old, slept warm and heavy on my lap. I get it. Toddlers are so unassuming, so forgiving, so transparent, so…

Don’t Deny You’re Beautiful And Good – And Remember Why

This post is part of my October humility project. Some readers and personal friends wanted to follow me on a goal I set myself of spending October reflecting on and practicing humility. This is the second challenge to guide me, the first you can read here. Here’s what I’m doing today: Aspect of humility Acknowledging…