Instead of posts, I am looking at keywords….what is it that drives people here. Now I am new to this daily challenge, in fact I have been playing at blogging for sometime….been playing at getting started for a long time…so I don’t have posts…but I do have key words!
My top three: Mommy Mantra, Motherhood and Spirituality; which all make sense since that is what I am all about. See, as I have said before I am a very spiritual person; a new agey Irish Catholic JPII type Feminist Catholic, so I tend to be drawn to all things spiritual. I am also drawn to people…moms especially. Now I love my Church, but they do a LOUSY job of celebrating one of the most profound vocations: motherhood. It’s as if moms are forgotten, women are forgotten, and frankly without us there would be no Church.
Now I am getting ahead of myself, a little back story. In college I wanted to be many things and all of them focused on people in some way. I wanted to be an anthropologist, that is until the science beat my butt. Then I thought I would go into geography, why I don’t know, it kinda dealt with people, sorta. Then sociology…sorta boring, but there were some very interesting courses; that lead me to social work and I found something I was good at. I graduate with BSW and off I went. I worked for ten plus years for Catholic Social Services did very well, but there was something missing. Every one of the moms I worked with, these were all moms in crisis, had a deep spiritual emptiness that standard social work was not going to to fill, even psychology, as my boss wanted me to go into, wasn’t going to help; but I did find spiritual direction, much like pastoral counseling and it clinked!
I worked in any ministry that connected me to people and what I found every job involved moms…..moms who felt they needed some kind of ministry that spoke to them and their spiritual needs. It got me thinking, why not go into private practice and create a ministry for moms. So I did about five years ago, this blog, these keywords, this daily prompt post, are all a way to hone and mature myself and what I am called to do, but please pray for me that I don’t let fear stop me from going deeper into my calling, this blog and ministry.