Sorry to post twice in one day, but I just read #Fr. Burke Masters blog entry for today, the Friday before Epiphany. He based it on the reading from 1 JOHN 2:29–3:61. In it John tells us that we are now God's children, thanks to Jesus...Here's what I wrote in early December of 2018. I … Continue reading Joyful, joyful – again!
At our Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, our presider, a priest I had never seen before and whose name I did not know, told us the following personal stories about the Blessed Mother of Jesus. She interceded in his life on three separate occasions and they were all rather incredible. … Continue reading Mary
Today's Gospel reading tells of the presentation of Jesus in the Temple. We are still in the midst of the Octave of Christmas. That's the 8 days in which we rejoice at the wonder of the Incarnation: God made flesh, God with us, Jesus Christ. As I like to explain to people, one day (Christmas … Continue reading The Gift of Jesus
Today I read something that basically said, "be who God made you to be." It reminded me that I gave that advice to someone I love very much several years ago. She was struggling with depression and anxiety and it so grieved me to see this vibrant, passionate, witty, scary- smart person languishing, emotionally paralyzed … Continue reading Something I read today…
The Ultimate Blessing! – WINE — Read on catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2019/12/18/the-ultimate-blessing/ My latest entry on the Women in the New Evangelization blog. You may have to cut and paste the link. Sorry! Christmas Blessings!
So, today I'm sharing this wonderful song sung by Amy Grant. It's appropriate because today's Gospel reading for our Liturgical Year is from Luke 1:26-38 on this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It's what we call "The Annunciation" when the archangel Gabriel asks Mary if she will play her crucial role in the Salvation … Continue reading Breath of Heaven…
I haven't been writing much lately. Well, that's not correct; I've been writing a lot, but it's been assignments for some of my theology graduate courses. And those same classes have kept me really busy and then I got sick after Thanksgiving. I think my 4 year old granddaughter gave me her cold, but I … Continue reading It’s All Yours
Today's Gospel reading is one of my absolute favorite New Testament accounts. You know the one. Jesus is approached by a Roman Centurion who asks Jesus to heal his servant. Everyone agrees that this Soldier is a good man and so Jesus says he will go with this 'enemy of the people' to do as … Continue reading MATTHEW 8:5-11
"I think the best thing we can do is let people know that each one of them is precious." - Fred Rogers, in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood My husband and I saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the new movie starring Tom Hanks, on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day! And … Continue reading A beautiful day…
OK, everybody! Here's my latest favorite song! Three reasons: great lyrics, fun melody, fabulous message! I always need the music that accompanies the words that move me to be great. If they aren't working together for the good of the whole, I lose interest fast. And this little ditty is great from start to finish. … Continue reading The Reason