Today in the Liturgical Calendar it is the Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus. Both men were bishops of the very early Church, with St. Paul the Apostle personally laying his hands upon them to ordain them. And both were his beloved spiritual sons, as well as beloved children of God. There are two choices … Continue reading Grace and Peace Be Upon Us
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. - Matthew … Continue reading “Where Your Treasure Is…”
I've been wanting to share this Bishop Robert Barron's Sunday homily with you for a while. Today, as I type this, I finally have the chance to share these insightful, edifying thoughts on the 1st and Gospel readings from the good bishop. In this homily, we learn or are reminded, depending on who you are, … Continue reading Why hope?
Merry Christmas! Yes, it's the 26th as I type this, though it's late and almost the 27th. But that doesn't matter because we get to celebrate Christmas for an octave and beyond, really, if we want to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. Anyway, that's not why I'm writing tonight. I want to talk to … Continue reading Leadership Matters
This is a pic of my parents when they were dating in the 1950's. Aren't they amazing? Our pastor invited us all to place photos on one of the ofrendas at our church for All Saints/Souls days. I saw my pic up last night with so many other photos of loved ones whose family members … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos
I heard a song a few weeks ago while I was busy and distracted, as is so often the case. But the thing that caught my attention was the bagpipes I heard at the end of the song. I was aware of the melody, which was very sweet, but I did not hear the words. … Continue reading Your Time…
Yesterday was my birthday. My age doesn't matter that much for today's reflection, but the fact that it was my birthday does help explain why I found myself watching The Last Bus on one of the many streaming services to which we subscribe. The service asks who is watching. I have my own profile and … Continue reading Love is Sacrifice
My grandmother explained to me one time what the Incarnation of Jesus was like. I don't mean the Word becoming flesh, the theological explanation that John's Gospel gives us. She was a simple woman, though a wise one. And a pious one. She just wanted to teach one of her visiting granddaughters about the what … Continue reading A lesson I never forgot
We've basically completed our move to Texas from California. It was hard, but not as difficult as so many other life challenges. And for me, it was coming home so that made any hardships or discomfort easier to endure. My husband, Sean, and I are in our retirement home. We hope/plan to live here till … Continue reading Home At Last
https://www.commonsense.news/p/the-holy-anarchy-of-fun If you want something to lift your mood today, click on the link above. I love this essay. Fun seems to me to be similar to the idea of "rest," in my Judeo-Christian understanding of it. Life is not about the 6 days of work, but the one day of resting in the Lord. … Continue reading Have Fun!