In today's Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the unforgiving servant. Jesus tells us that "this is what the Kingdom of Heaven is like," as He does many times. So what's it like? It's about forgiveness and it's about compassion. I love the phrase, "moved with compassion" that we read in today's story. There are … Continue reading Matthew 18:21-35
God’s blessings be upon you and everyone you love God’s protection all around you, on every side, below, above God’s wisdom whispered in your ear for every situation God’s power for when your own strength wanes and leads to hesitation God’s peace for when confusion reigns God’s cleansing of all the world’s dark stains God’s … Continue reading A Blessing
This is my blog entry from back in October and it has 130 plus views. But only after I recently posted on my Facebook page, the day after the recent, horrific Florida school shootings. I want us to think about this. It is about mental health, but its also about our spiritual well-being, and it … Continue reading The Discussion We Need to Have
the muscles in his limbs are so massive it is almost surreal beautiful surreal it’s a young man dancing and the blue veins that run through the sculptured stone become his veins and he is alive rejoicing dancing he’s carrying the Scrolls upon his rock hard shoulder the promises of God are all Lives and … Continue reading Simeon
He reached out His arm, Put out His hand. He wasn't angry; He wasn't worried. He was serene, peaceful. Even as the waves whipped around us; Even as the wind tore past us, through our clothes, He was strong. I wavered. He never did. I hesitated. He only moved that much quicker to save me. … Continue reading Matthew 14: 22-33
It occurred to me… He loves these people - The ones who make me laugh, the ones who hold me when I cry, The bright ones, the sassy ones, the stubborn ones, the silly ones, The brave ones who don’t know they’re brave, The weak ones who know where to get their strength. The holy … Continue reading 1 John 4:8
1st Station - Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Lord, though I pride myself on my strength and personal courage, may I always … Continue reading Way of the Cross for Soldiers
The subtitle of my blog is "Reflections of an Army Wife." I may have to change that to "Reflections of a Retired Army Wife." Read on and you'll see why. My Soldier and I are going to be heading out in the very near future. The end of the road comes for all of us … Continue reading A ‘farewell’ address!
Jesus is in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane - It’s not just about fearing the torture He knows He will undergo very soon. It is not just this dread of the pain and the degradation. It’s not even just about the false accusations that will lead to His arrest and all the terrible things … Continue reading The Sorrowful Mysteries – a Meditation
Tens of thousands of Americans are marching through the streets of Washington, D.C. today. I have been among them in the past and will be again one day soon. But this year I can only join them in prayer. This is definitely one of those "with you in Spirit" moments. I have belonged to an … Continue reading Choose Life!