Everyday Saints

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

A Soldier’s Way of the Cross

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

A Servant’s Story

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

Some things remain the same. And that is good.

"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.

Prepare Ye The Way!

A dear friend and sister in Christ has put up a YouTube channel and its inaugural topic is Advent! That holy season begins today! Please click on the link and consider subscribing as a new entry will be posted each week until Christmas. Yours truly is speaking on Hope for this first week! The first … Continue reading Prepare Ye The Way!

Why I Left Facebook…(It’s nothing personal)

Sorry to use the trite breakup phrase but, "It's not you, it's me." I'm aware that there are plenty of good things about Facebook, but I'm also aware of some not so great things, too. For me, the main reason I decided to end this relationship is because it wasn't fostering real relationships with my … Continue reading Why I Left Facebook…(It’s nothing personal)

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Hey, everybody! So, I had a Zoom meeting with my grad thesis advisor yesterday and...we have a winner! He has signed off on my 71 page thesis! And now the other member of my committee has it and is proofreading it. We are praying (won't you join me?) that he merely reads for grammar/punctuation type … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel

A Blessing

The video below begins with a beautiful blessing from the Book of Numbers (6:24-26). It's a favorite Old Testament Scripture passage. It's some of the last words I ever uttered in an 'official Army wife' speech. It was my husband's retirement luncheon and I was pleased to be given an opportunity to share my thanks. … Continue reading A Blessing

The Challenge

A dear friend 'nominated me' for the 6 days "Life is Good" challenge on Facebook last week. I usually abstain from those types of things because I am not always diligent in doing the 'however many days' a challenge requires. But this was about posting things that give you joy and so I thought, "6? … Continue reading The Challenge

On the practice of the presence of God and detachment

I got to speak to the Military Council of Catholic Women today during their Day of Reflection. I was honored and humbled to be asked. Unfortunately, because it is a 'closed' Facebook group (members only), I can't share that particular video with you here.But I have posted my remarks below. I don't say them word … Continue reading On the practice of the presence of God and detachment