The Heart of a Name

When I was a child I wanted another first name, any name but “Sibyl.” My family called me Dana from the beginning. However, each year when school began my full name was visible for all to see and I wanted to hide from my “old fashioned, old lady’s name.” I was named Sibyl after my maternal grandmother. I adored her, but… Read More

Are You a Sacred Life Artisan?

Who is a Sacred Life-Artisan? She is a woman, like you or me, who is active in the world and contemplative in spirit. She seeks the sacred in the present moment and prayer is central to her way of being. Cultivating beauty and sharing her creative and spiritual gifts are important to the Sacred Life-Artisan. Compassionate service with regard to… Read More

A Thread of Grace

Everything is grace… This quote by St. Therese of Lisieux, a Carmelite nun who died in 1897 at the age of twenty-four, is a spiritual source of inspiration to me. I want very much to believe, as she did, that everything that happens to us in life holds the potential to become a grace-filled experience. Engagement with this concept is… Read More