Paul's words in the fourth chapter of Philippians, verse eight are "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Fernando Ortega excerpts a portion of that litany of goods and he also quotes … Continue reading Let the words of my mouth…
I found a spot for my Army house and hearts. Wrote a big long meditation about it yesterday. Thought I posted it but I guess I didn’t. Oh well! 21 homes in 34 years of marriage/36 plus years in the Army for Sean. We met and married during that first assignment so our numbers are … Continue reading Home
Today I am sharing a blog entry from the Catholic Vineyard website, run by the not for profit, Women In the New Evangelization. I am grateful and proud to be among the fabulous women of faith who are writing for this dynamic organization. Please take a look, not only at my entry (link below), but … Continue reading New Wine Wednesday
I recently watched an inflight movie as we flew from Washington, D.C. to Chicago and there was a song in the movie entitled “Everything Must Go.” It had to do with death and other changes in relationships, which I found very clever. The foundational layer of meaning had to do with the most familiar use … Continue reading Everything Must Go
"There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." – Edith Wharton So often in my life as an Army wife, I've been honored to be the mirror, reflecting the light of others who I was encouraging and am still so very proud of! It's a lovely … Continue reading This little mirror of mine…
We just bought a refrigerator online. Yesterday I found the one I liked for our new home. It will be delivered on the 3rd of January, the day after we move to the house in San Diego. I'm super excited as I have not owned a refrigerator since we sold the only house we've ever … Continue reading On refrigerators and faith
I love the Christmas creche in all its forms. I took this photo in a shop in Williamsburg, Virginia last year. It's amazing, a true work of art. All handmade! If you have a creche, you might consider a blessing. It's not too late as we are right now, today, within the Octave of Christmas. … Continue reading Away in a manger; celebrating the Octave of Christmas
I could not find the photo credit for this picture. It was posted 7 years ago as part of a video called “Santa’s Silent Night.” You can find it on YouTube. I just think it’s a cool photo and I wish I could find out who took it so I could give them proper credit. … Continue reading Joyful Christmas!
"You are a verb!" I read that the other day. I think it's about one of the nicest compliments I've ever seen. That means that the 'verb' didn't just say things, but she also did things. It's something like, "walking the walk" not just "talking the talk." So it was a lovely compliment and I … Continue reading Are you a verb?
Last Thursday my husband and I headed out to Kansas Our son just took company command in the 1st Infantry Division. We're so proud! And we were so happy and grateful to be there with him and his lovely bride who is also an Army officer and awaiting her company command in the new year! … Continue reading I believe in traditions