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.
If you're not familiar with St. Teresa of Lisieux, you really should get to know her. I've embedded a helpful link so you can learn about her "little way." It's a way of life and, when practiced out of love for God and His people, it leads to real joy and inner peace. I entitled … Continue reading the little way
Whatever my opinions of the President or Congress, or anyone in government, elected or appointed, I will always pray that these public servants will remember where their duties lie. They should jealously guard the rights of our citizens which are enshrined in the Constitution. We all, (they and we), must honor the laws of our … Continue reading To Support and Defend
I heard a song a couple of days ago that I think is perfect for any time, but certainly is timely. It's a Good News message - we are made in the image of God! Imago Dei. No other creature can make that claim. Mainly because they don't have the brain capacity or development to … Continue reading “Beautiful Shades of Love”
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!