An Irish immigrant, storyteller at heart and a bit of a wanderer, I hold a firm belief that every place is a thin place – where the veil between heaven and earth are stretched taut, where two worlds meet, where spirit touches matter. A place where the invisible is not necessarily unseen.
I’ve experienced thin places in the hills of Ireland, the mountains of Switzerland, the ruins of Israel, and the monasteries and art museums of Italy – as well as my tiny rustic cabin tucked in the woods behind our home. I have also experienced thin places in homeless shelters, ICU wards, mud hovels and remote jungle forests so hot that each breath sears your lungs.
Clearly it has nothing to do with place.
It’s more a matter of recognizing and embracing the fact that a loving God is everywhere present in this beautiful, but broken, world. It’s a matter of seeing and yes, it’s a mystery.
I have a passion for those who feel invisible and forgotten – especially orphans – which is why I lead a non-profit arts and compassion organization called Ancient Path. Some of my greatest fulfillment has come from seeing artists bring beauty to barren places and uncovering the creative potential in the people who live there.
I enjoy a good book, an interesting film, a hot cup of tea, playing my Native American flutes, travel (especially to Africa), being a friend/mom to my three grown kids and Nana to four brilliant and beautiful grandchildren.