A lot of you know, if you've read my blog before, that I am an Army wife (retired) at this point. Well, my husband retired almost 2 years ago now. But I have a son, a son-in-law, and a daughter-in-law who are all Soldiers still. Plus we have so many friends and former comrades in … Continue reading Hold them in the palm of Your hand
You remember the story, don't you? Jesus and his mother go to a wedding and at the reception, the newlyweds run out of wine. It's a socially embarrassing situation and Mary, the mother of Jesus, being a kind and incredibly compassionate woman, shares the predicament with Her son. "Do whatever he tells you."He is, it … Continue reading John 2:1-12
I don't normally do this on my blog, but I want to share something I read on a friend's FaceBook page recently. I don't know where she found it; there was no reference for it, I'm sorry to say. But, it filled me with hope even as it filled my eyes with tears. Italy is … Continue reading “the good shepherd”
So, while I had no plan to do this (I rarely know what I'm going to write about until the inspiration 'hits me') today I am writing again about St. Maximilian Kolbe. And, again, this was not planned. The Mission of the Franciscans I am a 'fan' of St. Max. His intercessory prayers, I'm convinced, … Continue reading The Face His Mother Gave Him
Yesterday I wrote an entry about St. Maximilian Kolbe who gave up his life so another might live. Yesterday, another priest gave up his life for a stranger. #JamesMartin, editor of America Magazine, likened Father Giuseppe Berardelli to the beloved saint and called him a "martyr for charity." One who gives up one's life for … Continue reading No great love than this
We're all going through trying times right now. And, as is the way of the world, someone always is enduring a trial. Actually, lots of someones. We carry crosses and we wonder why? Whether it's the loss of a loved one or an illness within our own bodies, or maybe it's something emotional or psychological … Continue reading I Know…
There are times when we become more aware that God's grace is all we truly need to get us through a crisis, emergency, or a tough period on life that seems never ending. Tough Times Call For...Faith in God's Grace My husband deployed to war zones several times in his life as a Soldier in … Continue reading God’s Grace Is Enough
Wrote/posted this a year ago! I have added a couple of links within and some subheadings. Mainly, though, it seems very timely right now. So here it is again, with apologies to those who get my posts via email every time I post. But it’s been a year so maybe you don’t remember this one! God bless you all.
Life’s journey has many ups and downs, as we all know. But we need the valleys to appreciate the mountaintops, right? We not only need them, we should be grateful for them. That sounds strange. Why would we want to be in a desolate, dark place ever? Who wouldn’t rather be in the glorious sunshine at the top of the mountain that is above the clouds that make the valley even more ominous? Who, indeed?
Much of the struggles in life make us who we are meant to be, I’ve discovered. How we react to those challenges decides if we become what God intended or something else, something less, sometimes something extremely disappointing.
Difficult people can cause us to become defensive, or more forgiving. It’s a choice. A bad relationship can make us less trusting, or more willing to look at our own faults. An unpleasant task that…
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I don't have a lot to add to the lyrics of this music video of Matthew West's "You Are Known." It's just true. God sees you, every day, and loves you more than you can comprehend. Your prayers from the heart go straight to God's heart. Let God have all of you - your fears, … Continue reading You Are Known…
Here is the first part of my mini-retreat talk at Nellis Air Force Base a couple of weeks ago. The first two installments were posted yesterday and the day before so you can go back and read them if you didn't check in earlier this week! I began with a prayer attributed to St. Francis … Continue reading Most High and Glorious God…