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

“What, me worry?”

“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” - St. (Padre) Pio When we start to worry, that's a bright, blinking light that is leading us to prayer!! As Padre Pio said, “Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your … Continue reading “What, me worry?”

Mountain Top Moments

Trying something different today, folks! It's a video of me speaking, mostly reading you something I've written. I guess this is my first Vlog! We'll see how it goes. If you all like it, I may do it once in a while. Thinking maybe I should find a place to sit and give myself a … Continue reading Mountain Top Moments

Good Friday

I am sharing my meditations on one version of the Catholic Church's Stations of the Cross today. We traditionally observe this practice of meditating on Jesus' passion (suffering) and death every Friday during Lent. This year, of course, most of us were not able to do so in our churches, which is sad. But we … Continue reading Good Friday

Hold them in the palm of Your hand

A lot of you know, if you've read my blog before, that I am an Army wife (retired) at this point. Well, my husband retired almost 2 years ago now. But I have a son, a son-in-law, and a daughter-in-law who are all Soldiers still. Plus we have so many friends and former comrades in … Continue reading Hold them in the palm of Your hand