When “Adieu” Means “Yes”

As I type this, my heart is equal parts heavy and lightened.On October 14, 2012, I shared a post here announcing my great joy at becoming a part of Patheos. When I read those words again this morning, I recall the joy I felt that day--joy I still feel when I ponder the amazing journey it has … [Read More...]

Starvation in South Sudan: 2 Ways We Can Feed Souls Today

This morning, I was minding my own business just enjoying a cup of coffee while perusing Facebook. I'd already prayed today's gospel and determined that I'd like to be one of the "righteous ones" who "shine like the sun". I had my to do list ready and my plans for the day set. And then I saw my … [Read More...]

My New #ChimeTravelers Series for Kids Hits the Bookshelves!

I'm sure I'll be sharing lots of great news about my newly launched children's fiction series "Chime Travelers" in the upcoming weeks. I thought I would begin today by sharing the official press release for the books. This series has been an ongoing labor of love for the last several months, so it's … [Read More...]

Wouldn’t You Want to Touch Christ? #NepalEarthquake Gives Us the Opportunity

I've had quite a wild ride the last few weeks. Among my many and varied activities, I spend a few hours at the fabulous Rubin Museum in Manhattan, admiring both art and native dance performances from Nepal. The chance to view cultural and religious treasures from this far-off corner of the world … [Read More...]

NC Area Friends: Join Me for One Day Retreat on “Grace of Yes”

I'm pleased to invite all of you, and especially those living in the North Carolina region, to a special one-day women's conference! Join me at St. Michael the Archangel in Cary, NC on August 8 for the "Women of Wonder" event:Featuring Keynote Speaker Lisa Hendey National Speaker, Founder … [Read More...]

Courage Lessons from St. Maria Goretti and the Woman Suffering Hemorrhages

Today we remember the short but poignant life of St. Maria Goretti, a martyr for the faith. The gospel we pray from Matthew 9 brings us another brave woman who has suffered from hemorrhages for twelve years: A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel … [Read More...]

Lisa’s Sunday Update Video for 7/5/15

I'm playing around with how to make my Facebook Page a better service to my friends and readers so for the second Sunday in a row, I recorded a short video update to share a bit of news:I'm hoping to keep these light, fun and not too long. If you haven't already "liked" my Facebook page, … [Read More...]

“Shackles” I’m Dropping to Set the World Ablaze this 4th of July

I'm slowly working my way through the book You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner by Joel Osteen. Today, after reading the Gospel passage from Matthew 9 and praying about whether or not I'm a "new wineskin", I came across this sentence in Chapter Two ("Run Your Race") of Osteen's … [Read More...]

Seeing and Believing: Recognizing Christ amid Social Inequalities

Today's gospel for the Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle, always hits me across the head like a two by four. In my personal reading of the near climax of John's gospel, I envision myself as Thomas.My friends have had the good fortune of seeing the risen Christ. I'm Thomas, probably off doing … [Read More...]

Am I the Demoniac, the Swine or the Town?

I've been praying over today's gospel from Matthew 8:28-34 and looking at the story of the Gadarenes, from a few different vantage points. To help me put the gospel in perspective, I went to a daily reflection video from my own Diocesan television network KNXT:and peeked at today's Twitter … [Read More...]