Writing

Our lives are rich in meaning, but we’re often too distracted to notice. I love finding inspiration in the ordinary.  I hope my work will help people make similar connections in their own lives.

Writing helps me stay sane. It helps me sort out my life, and reminds me of who I am and what’s important. Yet, as Dorothy Parker said, some days “I hate writing, I love having written.” Launching a finished piece is one of the best feelings in the world.

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

Articles

Morning Pages Saved My Life
Morning Pages Saved My Life

Morning Pages started with The Artist’s Way and are now central to my “Monk in the World practice.” Here’s my story.

How Writing Fiction is like Being a Mom
How Writing Fiction is like Being a Mom

Writing, it has been said, is like giving birth. A man must have come up with that.

Two Moms, Two Cokes
Two Moms, Two Cokes

I reached through the window and paid for our drinks. I slid the straw through the lid and placed the chilled cup in her bony hands. She drank deeply and sighed with satisfaction, savoring the sugary mix.

Books

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Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas

The perennial favorite women’s journal for Advent, filled with reflections and Biblical passages. Meant for busy moms, to take a moment each day to find true joy and presence through the holiday season!

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Prepare Your Heart and be a Great Mom

The companion women’s journal for new moms. Discover insights and wisdom as you thoughtfully prepare your mind, heart and spirit for the gift of Motherhood.

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