Lights During Daytime

By Sr. Regina Siegfried, ASC

from freeimages.comA couple of years ago, I started to document “Life in Ordinary Time” through photos that capture the everyday images – throughout the seasons — of my yard, garden and surrounding Shaw neighborhood, as well as nearby Tower Grove Park.

I sat on my front steps one sunny, dusty Fall afternoon waiting for my neighbor, Paul, to deliver free, energy-efficient porch light bulbs that were donated by our electric company.

While I waited, I watched Danny and Bryan, two good neighbors, blow leaves from the sidewalks into the street.

Gratitude: Fall, Night Skies, Life Itself

By Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys. 

A health issue has kept me from writing in a while. It was not related to my cancer but I had worried that it might be. Once you have cancer,

November Bedtime

By Sister Regina Siegfried, ASC

November, 30 days of dark skies, rapidly falling leaves, lengthening shadows and dwindling sunlight, is a month to put the garden to bed under a blanket of mulching leaves.

I’m really picky about the kind of leaves I pile on the flower beds. There’s a great maple tree down the alley, so I rake the leaves on a tarp and drag it to the yard to dump on the beds to cover the plants until the spring.

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Along with the funeral procession to the Dumpster for the elephant-ear leaves,