Karen Treat

A New Canvas

A New Canvas

The season of Advent leading to Christmas comes with darkness.  It can feel heavy with tender memories, unmet wants and dreams.  It also comes like dawn.  As the season progresses so do the colors and the light.  Light that cannot be overcome.  Light that comes to us as God incarnate in a child. 

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The Ordinary

The Ordinary

I am thankful for my Ignatian spirituality.  In this time of such discontent and unknowns, the constant of God being in all things settles me. 

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Coming Home: Preview 2

Coming Home: Preview 2

Middle years come with the feeling of being homesick. The feeling when remembering the calm while being rocked as a young child. Absorbing the beat of my father’s heart as it bumped along the dull humming of “Home on the Range”. The rush that comes when walking into...

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Grieving Accompanied

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.  Psalm 46:5 One profound memory during this pandemic was in Holy Week.  A week that reveals human nature at its worst...

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Easter Rocked with Fear and Great Joy

8 So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. -Matthew 28: 8-9 Happy Easter!  He is risen!  He is risen, indeed! ...

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The Presence of God…in uncertain times

Gospel John 11:39-45.  39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days." 40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the...

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