https://catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2021/04/14/god-so-loved-and-now-we-have-hope/ Here is my latest blog entry from Women In the New Evangelization. I love to guest blog for them! It encourages me to think more deeply about the daily Scripture readings and really delve into their meaning for my life, and then, hopefully, for yours! (Pun intended!) God bless you!
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
Jesus is in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane -It’s not just about fearing the torture He knows He will undergo very soon. It is not just this dread of the pain and the degradation. It’s not even just about the false accusations that will lead to His arrest and all the terrible things that … Continue reading Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries
I made a prayer book in my Spirituality class a couple of semesters ago. Below is a link to one portion of it. It's the Stations of the Cross with a Military theme. I used St. John Paul II's stations which are all taken from Scripture. This Holy Week seems like a good time to … Continue reading A Soldier’s Way of the Cross
It's important in the lives of those of us who wish to be a saint to align our wills to the will of the Heavenly Father. That is when true holiness is realized. It's a willingness to let go of our own agenda, our own desires, our own plans, and do whatever the Lord asks … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done
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
"When you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, so that you may be remembered before the Lord your God and be saved from your enemies. Also on your days of rejoicing, at your appointed festivals, and at the beginnings of your months, you shall … Continue reading Some things remain the same. And that is good.
Today's Gospel reading from Matthew inspired me 3 years ago to write at LENGTH about forgiveness and prayers for our enemies. I'm sharing again today because I still think it's worth pondering and prayerful consideration. So, here it is. Sorry, not sorry that it's so long. https://drowning-in-lemonade.com/2018/06/20/on-loving-my-enemies-i-just-cant-do-it/
What follows is a parable about a big ship that was badly commanded and the consequences of the leader's incompetence. Let it be a warning to us all. For this captain, unlike real ship captains, was elected, chosen for this leadership position by many who were on his ship. He failed them. Those of us … Continue reading A Tale of a Captain