You may have noticed that Not Strictly Spiritual has been
A. Left un-updated for days on end
B. Completely down for hours on end
C. In a bit of a transition for months on end
D. All of the above.
If you answered D, you get a gold star. But the reasons for all this mayhem and mishap are good, I swear. (more…)
So last night I watched a double feature: Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” followed by “Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen.” On the surface this rather surreal pairing might seem just too weird for words. Even I thought so as I tried to make the mental and visual shift from technicolor Thneedville to 12th-century Germany. (more…)
I was going to put up an anniversary post today to mark the fifth birthday of Not Strictly Spiritual. And then a Facebook friend posted the video below, and I realized that this is what I needed to post. I can only tell you about all the things I’d like my blog to be and how I’d like it to help you on your spiritual journey. But this video and these children can show you what it means to love and to live out the Gospel day by day through their actions. What a beautiful story. Please watch it.
Tony Rossi, host and producer of Christopher Closeup, talked with me about “Cravings” and “Everyday Divine” on this most recent episode of the show. Click on the cover of my book below to listen to “Praying Before Oatmeal: A Catholic Perspective on Food, Self-Image and God with Mary DeTurris Poust.”
I almost didn’t go to yoga class this morning. I was awake at 5 a.m. but my body felt worn out, more so than usual. I wanted to “sleep in” until 6:15, except I couldn’t sleep. So I figured, if I’m not going to sleep, I might as well do yoga. And off I went. (more…)