Merry Christmas! Yes, it's the 26th as I type this, though it's late and almost the 27th. But that doesn't matter because we get to celebrate Christmas for an octave and beyond, really, if we want to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. Anyway, that's not why I'm writing tonight. I want to talk to … Continue reading Leadership Matters
For the 4th of July
I came across this speech I gave 6 years ago on the 4th of July. I can't believe the wonderful city of Belton, Texas invited my battle buddy, Sandra Lee Smith, and me to be the "Grand Marshalls" of this parade! It was a great day! Not much to add to my remarks so here … Continue reading For the 4th of July
I picked the readings for my husband's and my wedding over 38 years ago. He sort of gave me that honor, I'll say. The Gospel passage I chose for the presiding priest to proclaim during our wedding Mass was entitled in my Bible, "The Great Commission." I thought, "Well, how perfect! I'm marrying a U.S. … Continue reading The Commission
Trust in God: Thy Will Be Done
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
Four Chaplains Day
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
Lord, have mercy.
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.
Have a Grateful Memorial Day
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
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
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