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
I have begun volunteering in the office at Lamb of God Maternity Home in Escondido, California. After my 2 years with the San Diego Walk for Life, I decided it was time to do some other things in the "Life" category. So, after meeting an employee of the Home, I went, along with a friend, … Continue reading “God makes us what we’re not”
I was invited to be a keynote speaker this year for the Military Council of Catholic Women's spring retreat. It is always humbling for me to speak to this group. I am so grateful to God and the women who organize these events for including me in the program. My hope and prayer is that … Continue reading Everyday Saints
https://youtu.be/D2bE1_kVSYA Here's a great interview with an awesome former Army Chaplain. His personal story is compelling as is everything else he has to share. Love when he talks about the Infantry "Follow me" motto which is also part of what Jesus says to His followers, "Take up your cross, and follow me," personifying the consummate … Continue reading A Servant’s Story