I did not realize for a long time that John 3:16 was Jesus speaking. I'd read this citation in end zones at football games, among other public places in person and on television. I knew it was from the New Testament and I knew it was from the Gospel of John. But I was not … Continue reading John 3:16
Today we recall Mary's "yes" to the angel's announcement that she is highly favored and will bear the Son of God. That's a big deal, I don't care who you are. All of Heaven awaits her response. It's a perfect example of obedience to the will of the Lord when she says 'yes.' Her son … Continue reading Let it be…
The title of my blog is also the name of a book I wrote that was published in 2012. My 'About Me' link tells more about it. But today is Divine Mercy Sunday so I share with you now an excerpt from that book. It's about God's amazing mercy. I cling to my trust in the … Continue reading Divine Mercy
I love that in many translations of this Gospel text from John 21:1-14, the Lord addresses His followers as children. It is as if, now that He is the resurrected Christ, Jesus has more of the perspective of the Father. With my belief in a Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - I … Continue reading “Children, have you caught anything…?”
This is a video recorded a couple of years ago that I wanted to share because I'm not sure how long it will be up on YouTube. One of the Army organizations my husband used to work for posted it and they could decide for any number of reasons to take it down at any … Continue reading Army Tradition and Why It Matters in the 21st Century
In today's Gospel account, Jesus suddenly, inexplicably appears to the apostles. There is fear, amazement. They are at turns incredulous and terrified! And Jesus, with an amazingly calm demeanor, sets them at ease. First He says, "Peace be with you." Then He shows them His hands, feet, and side to prove the wounds are where … Continue reading LK 24: 35-48
In reading today's first reading from the Acts of the Apostles and then the Gospel reading from Luke, I was reminded of two things. One is Scriptural and heard/read often, "Do not be afraid." God tells various characters in the Old and New Testament this. Sometimes through angels, sometimes in His own voice. But it's … Continue reading Do Not Be…Confused
Yup! It's still the octave of our Easter celebration. Because some events are too momentous to be captured in just one day! So the Church continues to commemorate the world altering, life changing event of Jesus' Resurrection. It's OK to still say "Happy Easter!" And I hope you will! It's very easy to explain, as … Continue reading Happy Easter!
When I was in college I sang in a choir that performed an Easter song for our end of semester choral concert. No, it was not a particularly religious choir director/professor, nor was I attending a private, religious school. I learned during my time in the Music Department that musicians will sing a lot of … Continue reading He is Risen!