"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." This song by Matthew West reminds me to stay strong, confident in the fact that Jesus is with us and that He has defeated death and sin through His death and resurrection. But I was also reminded, the first time … Continue reading Take Heart
I'm a huge fan of the Psalms. I have been for decades. There is so much there to show us how to really be honest with God. As I always say, God knows our hearts anyway. We shouldn't even try to "put a good face" on things if we're miserable, or scared, or worried. God … Continue reading Psalm 27
There's a very cool concept that the Catholic Church likes, though too many Catholics don't know much about it. Many have probably never heard the word. It's subsidiarity. To simplify, it means that everything meaningful should happen at the most basic level whenever possible. We Are Family... So, the foundation of our society, in this … Continue reading Heaven is like…pizza!
One of the Gospel options for yesterday is from John, Chapter 11. It's the story of the death and rising of Lazarus, and features his two sisters, Martha and Mary. Jesus is not there for them, to heal their brother from some unknown malady (Scripture does not give us this detail). And so, on the … Continue reading Another reflection on following the Leader
https://youtu.be/3unpvYQJiic I am posting this song because it's amazing. I am sharing the lyrics below, too. Like any good lyric, it could be read as a poem without the music. Lots to contemplate here, lots to consider. The overriding theme is that the Word of God does not return void. God's got a plan and … Continue reading It Will Not Return Void
Link is for my latest guest blog entry for #womeninthenewevangelization #wine htthttps://catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2021/07/07/the-great-and-merciful-god/?mc_cid=a330995fd2&mc_eid=e5bdf7468f I’m on the road having a marvelous vacation! Our first post-pandemic lockdown trip! It’s been amazing! I wrote this a few weeks ago for publication today. Enjoy and God bless us!
Today is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. He appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 17th Century France. His was a message of mercy, that Jesus' heart was burning with love for humanity. He asked Margaret Mary to help people understand what a deep and personal love He had for each … Continue reading His (Sacred) Heart Beats
It's such a simple idea. I learned through my theology studies that God is "simple." That does not mean He is without intelligence or without complexity. It means God is unlike anything, any created thing, because He is the Creator of it all. God is not an amalgamation of created things. We cannot comprehend His … Continue reading Divine Romance
We are blessed with beautiful roses all around our home. It's just a rental, not our "forever" home. But the only real forever home is Heaven; Heaven in the eternal Presence of the Lord. So a lovely house (like our current rental and our future retirement home where we hope to spend the rest of … Continue reading On roses and heaven…
Sometimes, I can't say it better than a song. Actually, lots of times. And here is one awesome example. Phil Wickham's new song is just so powerful. Here are the lyrics and below that the official video. "Who stood with me in the fire? Who pulled me out of the water? And who carried me … Continue reading “It’s Always Been You”