On this Ash Wednesday, the start of our Lenten Journey, I just wanted to share this brief post I left on my Facebook page this morning. I felt I should share something on this momentous occasion. ...fasting, almsgiving and prayer are not about ‘making God happy.’ We do these things to make room for God … Continue reading Brief thoughts on Ash Wednesday, 2020
“Deliver Me (Every Little Prison)”
This is one of the songs we listened to during our Lenten retreat last weekend. It was the theme for our section on Fasting. Based on the Litany of Humility, it is a wonderful way to look at things we can refrain from in our lives other than fasting from food. I’ll be sharing the other two songs we played on Saturday, as well. But probably not right away as those of you who subscribe to my blog via email don’t need to get inundated by posts from Lynda! So, they will be on the way in the next couple of days. God bless you during this upcoming time of preparation for Easter!
I know we all want to be loved, to feel special, or even just noticed, our needs considered. By someone. Not necessarily be everyone else. But that doesn’t always happen in our world. Too bad we don’t all know, and that those of us who do too often forget, that our God loves us, that to Him we are special, He notices us every moment and considers our needs.
Not just too bad, it’s tragic really. Cosmically tragic. There are so many who are so much worse off than anyone who will read these words. People living in utter poverty who don’t know where their next meal will come from and who struggle to find clean water to drink for their children and themselves.
We are called by our Creator to take care of those who have less than we. That’s actually one of our main charges in Scripture. If…
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I’m Desperate For You
I was blessed to lead a retreat on Saturday for the Catholic Women of the Chapel at Ft. Leonard Wood. It is always great to be on a U.S. Army post anywhere in the world. And this was no exception. But to be here to talk to a group of faith-filled women as the Lenten … Continue reading I’m Desperate For You
"What concept could man have of God if he did not first fashion an image of him in his heart? By nature incomprehensible and inaccessible, he was invisible and unthinkable, but now he wished to be understood, to be seen and thought of. But how, you ask, was this done? He lay in a manger … Continue reading I Know…
Lift Up Your Eyes
Yesterday was a very enlightening day for me. I started off by attending an inspiring, energizing talk by a a wonderful sister in Christ. She talked about anxiety, depression, and lots of other behavioral health issues that her family has experienced over the years. It was compelling, certainly, to listen to, and then uplifting to … Continue reading Lift Up Your Eyes
My friend, Elizabeth Tomlin, has a new book out and I am so honored that I was asked to read an advance copy! Well, I did manage to download it but then my life got super busy. It was made available for purchase several days ago...So I finally finished with my reading and then wrote … Continue reading Joyful Momentum
Some days are really different from others, aren't they? Some days are memorable for completely different reasons. One day can we can be exultant over some joyous news and other days can be tragic and leave us feeling desolate and lonely. Sometimes, on those latter days, we can wonder where God is. God Weeps, Too … Continue reading Morning Offering
“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”*
Did you watch Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show? I'll bet if you didn't see it live you watched at least a portion of it later on YouTube or some other social media site because LOTS of people were talking about it immediately afterwards and on Monday morning it was hard to ignore. I was dismayed … Continue reading “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”*
The Gift of Jesus
This is my original entry for the WINE blog site. There were a couple of errors in their post and they edited out a few things which they are certainly entitled to do! So I thought I would share my original version with you. The Gift of Jesus I love the story of Baby Jesus being … Continue reading The Gift of Jesus