Thy Will Be Done…

Sharing again on this Passion (or Palm) Sunday. We read from Matthew’s Gospel today, about the suffering and dying that Jesus experiences for our sake. Meditating on the Our Father seems appropriate. God bless us all with His peace & strength. Amen.

Drowning in Lemonade

“Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done…” We pray that all the time, if we’re believing Christians.  It’s part of the “Lord’s Prayer” or the “Our Father,” as we Catholics refer to the prayer. It’s vitally important because these are Jesus’ words to His disciples in response to their request that Jesus, “teach us how to pray.”

He also admonishes them not to go on and on with lots of extraneous words. A lot of us who pray extemporaneously could learn from that directive. Too often we try to give God very detailed directions on what He needs to do to take care of our requests to Him. But that’s silly. God knows what we need before we ask. He knows the desires of our hearts.

What we really need to do is say, “Lord, you know what I need and what I want. But I do NOT know what…

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Hold them in the palm of Your hand

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

The Face His Mother Gave Him

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

No great love than this

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

God’s Grace Is Enough

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

Ups and downs

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.

Drowning in Lemonade

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.

Another Way

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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