Theresa was born in a small farming town in Illinois. She is an author, artist, spiritual director/companion, wife, friend, and fellow journeyer.
Trained through the Pecos Benedictine School of Spiritual Direction, Theresa draws from her life within Christianity as well as embracing the teachings of Zen and philosophy. She shares and does not skirt the spiritual disciplines she has found necessary to continue living the practical business of recovery, surviving loss, and moving through the natural passages of aging, and embraces the challenges and grace of a loving God.
Theresa continues to write, walks with others as spiritual director, is an active participant in her own recovery, and celebrates life and travel with her husband.
Theresa welcomes inquiries about starting book study groups around her books. (See CONVERSATION STARTERS tab for more information.) She also welcomes invitations to speak and share her story and/or experience in becoming an author.
Contact Theresa through this site, or visit Theresa's blog.
“By the conclusion of the meditations, you will have personally encountered all twelve petitions for peace found in the prayer, and hopefully will have discovered a deeper and more loving experience of being in—or being—a channel of God's peace.”
“Yes, you have done enough. You are enough. And you are loved. As far as east is from west—that is how far removed you are from the weight of your worries.”
"I am familiar with both the war, and the grace. I have lived most of my life in the tension between questioning if I could ever have heart enough and faith enough to accept love. I have survived an onslaught of attacks from very real dark forces outside of myself and a slow spiritual and emotional death of my own making. Today I live beyond both and only because of the unfathomable grace of an improbable God whom I believe welcomes doubts and meets all tests with a full measure of love."