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    Bathing the Non-Responsive: the Priestly Work of Transformation

Bathing the Non-Responsive: the Priestly Work of Transformation

By |July 17th, 2016|


Reading “The Quotidian Mysteries” by Kathleen Norris, my highlighter worked overtime in this little book that enlightens readers on the daily sacred. One story, in particular, touched me quite intimately, as […]

Grief Is a Shape Shifter

By |May 28th, 2016|

EDITOR’S NOTE: My husband, Charles “Gary” Godwin, 72, passed from this fragile earth, our island home Saturday, December 5, 2015, surrounded by family and friends as he entered into the loving arms of his heavenly […]

Are You Born to Be an Entrepreneur?

By |March 27th, 2014|

All the tell-tale signs were there from an early age…playing baseball with the neighborhood’s all-boys team, sitting in my bedroom drawing dozens of floor plans for imaginary homes and buildings, daydreaming and writing about what life could […]

POV: One Week After Ban Bossy Campaign Launches

By |March 16th, 2014|

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, author of Lean In, and founder of the non-profit Lean In organization, believes we should encourage girls to “lean in” and let their voices be heard.

“We need to recognize the […]

It Takes a Village at the End of Life’s Journey

By |March 14th, 2014|

My older sister, Betsy Lydle Smith, wrote a moving article about our Mother and my sister’s growing relationship with her, as she has loved, served and cared for her in the past few years. […]

GODWINS: Best Part of the Story

By |March 13th, 2014|

This is the third article in a three-part series on my three names, or words and their meanings. 
GODWIN simply and literally translates God Wins! Daily I need to be reminded that in any and every […]