Spirit Matters columns
Divine Love would not have given us a unique, unrepeatable soul and spirit in this exquisitely complex body to simply wait for it to be over so we can go somewhere where everything is perfect, all the time.
Midlife health issues tend to sneak up on us.
The only thing Scott and I knew for sure when we left Streator on Tuesday morning was we were going to an apple orchard.
When the Queen died this week, after 70 years as the British monarch, the world once again stopped and took a breath to honor this woman who held the throne for the longest period in the country’s history.
Lately, I have been knee-deep with wanderlust.
Regardless of where we are with physical or monetary assets at any given time, there is much for which to be grateful.
Our physical heart and spiritual heart are intertwined. The health of either of them affects the other.
For better or for worse, our lives speak loud and clear to the world around us.
Anyone ever feel like Rip Van Winkle, the literary character who fell asleep for 20 years, and woke up to everything around him having changed?
About this time every year, the summer beauty in the Illinois Valley overwhelms me.
Listen to the words you speak, writes Spirit Matters columnist Jerrilyn Zavada.
Spirit Matters: While I continue my contemplative prayer practice — essential for reconnecting with my real self — I have also taken matters into my own creative hands.
Spirit Matters: This week has been chaotic for me, both inside and out.
It is a commonly known saying that "laughter is the best medicine."
Spirit Matters: It is up to us to harness that power that comes from the Designer-in-Chief, and make our lives vibrant, lush and fertile.