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Books that are emotionally engaging, passionately crafted, and infused with hope.

“How all Creatures Share an Equality of Being.”

Meister Eckhart was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic. Among his many inspiring sermons and writings he wrote one entitled, “How all Creatures Share an Equality of Being.” In that sermon he wrote that animals do not love half-halfheartedly. He pointed out that we have a deep level of shared energies, and shared being with…

New Year’s Resolutions?

New Year’s Resolutions Do you make New Year’s resolutions? That deep-felt sincere intention to do something different, something new or stop something not helpful? The mindfulness movement is everywhere these days. It can overwhelm us with its “shoulds”. The message is old and repeated through many approaches and schools of thought. We are commanded to…

Lighting the Bayberry Candle

Lighting the Bayberry Candle In our family we have a tradition of lighting a bayberry candle on New Year’s Eve. This tradition is very old and may have originated with the early colonists. Because it came from my MacGregor grandmother’s traditions, we always associated it with our Scottish heritage. In the tradition, the candle is…

A Holiday Message of Hope and Kindness

Hope this years holiday message finds you with a few moments to read and savoir the words, the message and the hope of the holidays.   The days fold in upon themselves. Daylight hours diminish. The colors of our world Shift from gold to silver And Winter’s mage wind Sweeps into Our homes, Our hearts,…

A CRUEL MYSTERY

A CRUEL MYSTERY             “I will tell you not what you want to hear, but what I know to be true because I have lived it. This truth will trouble you, but in the end, you cannot be free without it, because you know it already, your body knows it already.” Arthur Franks, The Wounded…

A Simple Ceremony

Simple rituals take a moment, an ordinary moment, and bring us into its presence. We are for the moment with the moment. Drawn by some gesture, a phrase, a simple ceremony like lighting a candle My friend of German heritage always reaches for the hands of those around the table and as we follow his…

MAY IS LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH

The lupus foundation describes lupus as one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases. It depicts the impact of Lupus on those who suffer from it as brutal. Being in the middle of a significant flare-up myself makes me even more determined to reach out not only to those who have this disease,…

TREASURE HOUSE BOOKS FILLED WITH REAL TREASURES —You

Sunday afternoon at Treasure House books I read from Weather’s Store (a novel) and Church of My Heart (meditations and experiences at the Petroglyp Park. The store was filled to standing room only . It was such a joy to read and discuss my books about New Mexico with such an enthusiastic and insightful audience.…

Healing Waters

`It’s raining in my garden. We haven’t had rain in weeks. Sitting here at my computer the sound of the gentle continuous shower nudges my characters’ progress aside as I work on my latest novel. It seems to insist “listen to me, come see, come see.” I rise regretting, for just an instant missing what…

An Invitation

An Invitation from Thelma Giomi Please join me Sunday, at Treasure House Books in Old Town, July 14 at 1PM for the signing and reading from two of my books: the new edition of Weather’s Store and Church of My Heart, my sister, Debra’s experiences at the Petroglyph Park. I would love to share this cultural event with…