Kay Vander Vort

Pandemic Fatigue: A Practice that Helps

We are in the eighth month of living with a declared Pandemic in the United States!   By now we are well versed in the protocol; wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance and avoid indoor gatherings.  Even as we wear masks and stay safely at home,...

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Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid

On March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared concerning the Covid 19 outbreak. For the next week I devoured  a constant stream of news –  all related to the virus. On March 30, I woke up at 5:30 AM in order to go grocery shopping at 6:00 AM  the...

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Practice Gratitude for the Good in your Life

Practice Gratitude for the Good in your Life

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart”     -French proverb You may be puzzled at the picture that introduces this article; a pile of disorganized and random pictures and boxes on top of my dining room table. This was my early response to “what am I going to do...

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Lent and COVID-19

Lent and COVID-19

Since I was a child Lent has been a time to focus on some aspect of my life that needs improvement, discipline or at least attention. When I was young I gave up a candy (never made it through the whole 40 days); several years as a young adult I attempted daily mass;...

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Words Matter

by Kay Vander Vort As I am scheduling spiritual direction sessions for this September after an eight-month absence, I have noticed several people mentioning they are struggling with the divisiveness in our country. The question has come up, "is this an appropriate...

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Cane . . . and Still Able

by Kay Vander Vort Each of my four children are now in their 50-’s.  I chuckle (inwardly) when I see them squinting at photos on their I-Phones and scrambling for their “cheater” glasses.  I remember well how I delayed giving in to eye glasses convinced it was one...

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Cultivating Awe

By Kay Vander Vort These days I often hear “awesome” as a response of appreciation or high praise such as, “that dinner was awesome,” “that movie was awesome,” “you got your driver’s license? That’s awesome!”  The word “awesome” has become so common place that it has...

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Margaret Silf is Coming Back!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]by Kay Vander Vort.                                                                                                                       Click to Register:   Margaret Silf - Finding God in All things, September 2016 I was thrilled...

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