St. Augustine said, "Your continuous desire is your continuous prayer. If you cease to desire then you will have fallen silent in your prayer." That's good news for people like me! I often have the desire to pray and can't seem to focus long enough to do it well. I have been praying about that! … Continue reading Poco a poco
I like to listen to Father Mike Schmitz's Bible in a Year podcast during my morning walks. Today I actually listened to two because I missed yesterday's. There was a lot of good stuff in those readings today. The Books of Jeremiah and Daniel are full of some amazing stories. And yesterday's installment included Jeremiah … Continue reading Keep your eyes on Heaven
Yes, as the song below asserts, Moms matter. You betchya. And so do Dads. But this song is about our moms. And it's beautiful. Matthew West sings a lot about every day people and every day life. I love his songs, and his messages. So simple, direct, and just beautiful. Watch the video I've shared … Continue reading Helping our kids
Some US reps in Congress and other Veterans of Afghanistan specifically have been trying to get Afghans who worked with the US out of that country. US State Department has been less than helpful, it sounds like. I am praying for all concerned. And God bless the #MilVets in Congress who are trying to help … Continue reading Lord, have mercy.
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
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…
Since I've finished grad school and don't know what's next, right now I'm spending a lot of time alone at home. Which I love, by the way. We have a great house and lovely rose bushes surround our front and back yards. They are such lovely, vibrant colors and the birds chirping make it so … Continue reading Be Still
I have a granddaughter who loves flowers. Especially wild flowers. She sees beauty everywhere and she shares her delight and joy when she so often finds it with those around her. I want to be more like her! My 5 year old granddaughter is teaching me much about thoughtfulness and kindness and having a grateful … Continue reading It’s the Little Things…
We are inundated with information today. It is too much. It prevents us from thinking deeply - some call that meditation. It takes time to be still, to just listen to what God is saying to us. We all need some time in nature, that part of God's creation that glorifies Him by its mere … Continue reading Share the Good News