The Face His Mother Gave Him

So, while I had no plan to do this (I rarely know what I'm going to write about until the inspiration 'hits me') today I am writing again about St. Maximilian Kolbe. And, again, this was not planned. The Mission of the Franciscans I am a 'fan' of St. Max. His intercessory prayers, I'm convinced, … Continue reading The Face His Mother Gave Him

God’s Grace Is Enough

There are times when we become more aware that God's grace is all we truly need to get us through a crisis, emergency, or a tough period on life that seems never ending. Tough Times Call For...Faith in God's Grace My husband deployed to war zones several times in his life as a Soldier in … Continue reading God’s Grace Is Enough

Most High and Glorious God…

Here is the first part of my mini-retreat talk at Nellis Air Force Base a couple of weeks ago. The first two installments were posted yesterday and the day before so you can go back and read them if you didn't check in earlier this week! I began with a prayer attributed to St. Francis … Continue reading Most High and Glorious God…

Psalms 103 and 139

This is another part of the talk I gave a couple of Sundays ago regarding a retreat with the Psalms that I participated in/led at Nellis Air Force Base's Catholic Chapel. We actually experienced 5 psalms in total. The post below is about 2 of them. I already posted about 2 others previously. So, if you missed those, … Continue reading Psalms 103 and 139

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

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

“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”*

Did you watch Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show? I'll bet if you didn't see it live you watched at least a portion of it later on YouTube or some other social media site because LOTS of people were talking about it immediately afterwards and on Monday morning it was hard to ignore. I was dismayed … Continue reading “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”*