So here's the latest song I heard on the radio, Sirius XM, Christian station The Message. Once again, I love the words! "...simple moments change the world" and "Just let Jesus use you where you are." Such wisdom! And a great reminder that we don't have to do it all and we don't have to … Continue reading “Dream Small”
Today we are celebrating the newest feast day declared by Pope Francis, that of Mary, the Mother of the Church. Before you dismiss today's blog because you are not Catholic and it doesn't interest you, please hang in there! Just to let you know, that Jesus' mother, in that role, is also mother of us … Continue reading “Do whatever He tells you…”
For the past day and a half I had the honor and pleasure of participating in a collaborative meeting that included a group of artists who are working with or who want to work with our Military members and their families in helping them to express themselves and to create for their overall well-being. And … Continue reading A path to God
The following is a speech I gave a couple of years ago for a Military Spouse Appreciation Day luncheon at Ft. Hood, Texas. Every Friday before Mother's Day, since 1984 when President Ronald Reagan made it so, is Military Spouse Appreciation Day! So, since only a room full of 300 Spouses got to hear it … Continue reading Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!
In the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 17, St. Paul gives a rousing set of remarks to the people of Athens. It's filled with good things, but my favorite sentence (and not just in this Book, but anywhere) is "For in him we live and move and have our being." St. Paul did have a … Continue reading Preach It, Paul!
My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing "Hamilton" on Broadway a couple of weeks ago. It was as amazing as everyone says it is. I am a huge fan of musical theater, but this was so much more than that. "Hamilton" is history and tragedy and comedy. It was thought-provoking and heart rending … Continue reading “Teach them how to say good-bye”
I heard this song in my car last week. I was touched deeply by the words. I'm kind of a 'words' person when it comes to songs. I need them to make sense, to flow logically, to be beautifully placed next to each other. I need them to be meaningful and thoughtful. And then a … Continue reading “Reckless Love”
Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. That's Jesus' foster father, as I was taught to refer to him. Mary's earthly husband was an awesome human being. He had an amazing faith, a huge heart of compassion, and unlimited patience, it seems to me. He also worked hard to support his family. It … Continue reading St. Joseph the Worker
I found this poem/prayer last week, displayed on a candle in the St. Patrick Cathedral gift shop in New York City. It brought me to tears so, of course, I had to buy it! Why would this sweet little prayer make me cry? Where to begin? 33 years ago I was a newly married Army … Continue reading “I Said A Prayer For You Today”
Two baby boys brought such joy and anticipation to their parents’ lives when they learned they were with child. Even before they knew if this child was a him or a her, they loved this little baby that the mothers each protected within her body. Then, 2 baby boys were born. And both were welcomed … Continue reading Alfie and Louis