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Thank You, God

I have cats because I am afraid of mice.

My cats do not like…
August 22, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Cosmic Praise

As a child, I had the thrill of receiving First Holy communion…
August 20, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Sometimes the Grass Really is Greener…

“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”…
August 15, 2019/by Amanda Motz

To Be and To Be With

Recently, I read two sources of inspiration for me: a small quotation…
August 13, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Murmuring

 Murmuring

Benedict has no use for murmuring within the monastery.…
August 8, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Make It Look Nice

"Make it look nice." These words had new meaning for me after…
August 6, 2019/by Amanda Motz

The Pillar of Salt

Often when women get together to discuss Scripture, amazing ideas…
July 25, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Gratefulness After the Fact

For many years, I resented the fact that while growing up, my…
July 23, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Is there anyone among my readers who recalls Eddy Arnold’s…
July 16, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Julian of Norwich, A Saint for Today

Sixty years ago, an old Benedictine monk spoke of God in a way…
July 11, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Attention

It’s strange how often a message can repeat itself until it…
July 9, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Look for Miracles

We have a small, unassuming cabin in the woods on a lake. Surrounding…
July 4, 2019/by Amanda Motz

January to July

Do you remember how cold it was this past January? When you looked…
July 2, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Walking Her Home

As I write this, my best friend/sister is sleeping peacefully.…
June 27, 2019/by Amanda Motz

Cause to Celebrate

Of course, Benedictines have many reasons to celebrate because…
June 25, 2019/by Amanda Motz

A More Profound Experience of Reality

Lately, my life feels inelegant, unmanageable and hard. There…
June 20, 2019/by Amanda Motz