A how-to manual for Christians seeking to dwell close to the mystery of God, teaching meditation, labyrinth walking, mindful eating and other contemplative practices that illuminate the moment and awaken the pilgrim into taking action in challenging times.
In May 2015, the Earth wrote me a letter and told me to start a blog! Since then, I received more letters from the Earth which are encouraging, uplifting, and challenging. During our growing ecological crisis, this book provides a fresh voice of Gaia/God, who calls us to slow down and take time to appreciate the miraculous nature of all, and to awaken to needed changes to avoid environmental destruction.
Join the Magnificent and Marvelous Book Club (the MAMs) on an adventure as they launch a re-entry organic farm for women in recovery. The ancient pilgrim path of the labyrinth leads them all through personal healing and redemption, while finding hope for the planet as they encounter the turmoil of domestic violence, addiction, cancer, and climate change. Thomaseena, a victim of domestic violence, is erroneously sentenced to prison for killing her husband in self-defense. When she is released from prison, Thomaseena moves into the MAMs’ re-entry organic farm and begins to reconnect with the earth, seeking healing, recovery and a new life path. Meanwhile, MAM Molly Mabra journeys with breast cancer. This lively story of love and transformation will keep you reading and thinking about possible ways to creatively build a future together.
When their interest in ancient cave paintings leads them on an unexpected adventure, the women make a leap of faith, leaving their day-to-day lives behind, and travel to modern Turkey for an archaeological dig. They discover first century scrolls written by first century spiritual heroines. As the group dodges bullets, a religious fanatic and obstructive government officials, the scrolls are translated. One by one they lead each of the women to illumination in their personal lives while revealing an engaging story that calls out the teachings of Jesus and the book of Revelation
The Magnificent and Marvelous Book Club (the MAMs) return in this adventure of discovery to explore their Irish roots. The ancient spirits of a leprechaun, St. Brigid, and an African-American matriarch, Grand Mama, conspire to awaken the travelers to possibilities. Watch a grieving, reluctant Abigail consider opening her heart to their jolly tour guide. Welby, a Black ex-convict, and Reagan, a white nurse in recovery, find an attraction yet come from opposite ends of the political divide. While the entourage explores the Emerald Isle, pauses for listening circles, retreats at the well of St. Brigid, and gathers at a peace center in Northern Ireland, the story unfolds with much surprise and revelation as the characters find new hope for their own lives and America.