When he used his body to receive the searing pain, wounded, suffering and then dying so that others might live, he was only thinking of their welfare. He gave up his own love of life and a desire to see his family and friends again. His only concern, out of love for them, was protecting … Continue reading Selfless Service
My latest entry is up today at the Women In The New Evangelization (WINE) blog! It's been a while since I've contributed. Their Wednesday entries are short and sweet! No more than 300 words! It's hard for me because, if you follow my blog, I can 'go on' for a wee bit! But this limit … Continue reading Trust in God: Thy Will Be Done
Yes, not too many people know about it. I've known this amazing story since I was a kid. But I did not realize the observance of the heroic actions of these four chaplains is today. A chaplain friend reminded my daughter, who reminded me. Where do such people come from? I would have to say … Continue reading Four Chaplains Day
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.
Below is my message to the Sr. Spouses of Ft. Hood on Memorial Day, 2016. Thought I could share again. (For some context, my husband was deployed to Iraq at the time. He was the III Corps and OIR CG hence my note to many of the Spouses whose Soldiers were deployed with him.) I … Continue reading Have a Grateful Memorial Day
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 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
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
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.