Sweet Tweets for 7/18/14 — Praying for Peace and Healing

From my hilltop “office” in the Catskills, it’s easy to feel far removed from the news. We don’t have a phone here and I’ve been trying to limit my elective media use as this experience is almost retreat-like in nature. But this past week’s events including the strife in the Middle East, the typhoon, the [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 5/31/14 – Tuning Out and Tuning In.

It’s so easy to fall “off the grid” occasionally. It happened to me this week when I took some time offline to attend my son’s college graduation. My laptop, usually a fixture in my day to day routine, collected dust. The most “tuning in” I did was via my phone, with an occasional glance at [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 5/23/14 — Already??!!

When John Clem sent me this week’s Sweet Tweets, we both agreed that it couldn’t possibly already be Friday. Despite the fact that we just shared STs (as I call them in my head) on Monday, this was still an incredibly action packed week. I love the photo above, which depicts the awesome EL AL [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 5/19/14 — Anticipating the Holy Land

Yes, you read that right. It’s Monday and we usually do “Sweet Tweets” on Friday, but I was literally offline having a “mountaintop” experience for the past four days. I was fortunate to lead a women’s retreat at the amazing Whispering Winds Catholic Camp and Conference Center. I’ll share more on that later, but for [Read More...]

Holy Land Gathering of Bishops – “Officials: Become Leaders of Hope”

News from the USCCB of an important meeting of Bishops this week in Israel, aimed at finding solutions to bring lasting peace for the Holy Land: WASHINGTON—Bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America, gathered in the Holy Land for an annual meeting, said that hope is needed to bring lasting peace to the Holy [Read More...]

Use Online Tool to Urge Your Senator to Support Peace in Israel

From Churches for Middle East Peace comes a simple way to urge your elected representatives to help Secretary of State John Kerry move forward the negotiations between Israel and Palestine. At their website, CMEP is offering a simple form — searchable by your zip code — which will help you draft and send a note [Read More...]

Gennesaret, Catching Men, The Jesus Boat and Me

Lisa on the Sea of Galilee

Today was one of those days when I sat in Mass listening to my pastor proclaim and preach upon the gospel message from Luke 5:1-11 with tears streaming down my face and a recent memory in my heart. The cause for my emotions? A dual, visceral reaction to both my pastor’s eloquent homily and my [Read More...]