Prodigal Father

I didn't know what the word "prodigal" meant for years. I used to assume that it meant 'thankless'  or maybe 'irresponsible.' This was based on the context in the Prodigal Son parable that Jesus tells His followers. It's always used in relation to the son. Well, it turned out that "prodigal" means "extravagant," and recklessly … Continue reading Prodigal Father

Brief thoughts on Ash Wednesday, 2020

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

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

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