Strong Roots

For the past few days I've been attending and participating in a training seminar in Washington, D.C. It's theme was "Strong Roots-Sustainable Futures." I love that idea and was happy to be a part of such a positive event for educators, counselors, and many others who support and love the Military Child. We had a … Continue reading Strong Roots

Subject to authority

Today's Gospel reading is from the book of Matthew, Chapter 8. I am focusing specifically on the story that appear within verses 5-13. When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully." He said to him, "I will come and cure … Continue reading Subject to authority

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

The following is a speech I gave a couple of years ago for a Military Spouse Appreciation Day luncheon at Ft. Hood, Texas. Every Friday before Mother's Day, since 1984 when President Ronald Reagan made it so, is Military Spouse Appreciation Day! So, since only a room full of 300 Spouses got to hear it … Continue reading Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

A visible presence of Christ in the community

I am currently in San Diego, California for the Military Council of Catholic Women Forum. It is 3 days of worship, fellowship, music, liturgy, Eucharist, and love. There are around 260 people here from all over the world because our US Military is all over the world. And to be at this event is a … Continue reading A visible presence of Christ in the community

Pondering God’s ocean of mercy while stretching, straining and breathing really hard…

OK, maybe I didn't ponder "while" exercising, but immediately after, I set this down! Today I started my SoulCore exercises again. SoulCore is a Catholic version of yoga. The moves are yoga like, I'm told. I have only tried it once or twice. But my daughter, who has practiced yoga more than a few times, … Continue reading Pondering God’s ocean of mercy while stretching, straining and breathing really hard…