This morning as I was getting ready for the day I accidentally hit the angel encased in a clear plastic case and tied up with a yellow ribbon that is pictured above. This was a gift to me from a dear Army sister that I received 13 years ago in the midst of my husband's … Continue reading Peace
I recently changed the subtitle of my blog from "Reflections of an Army Wife" to "Reflections of a Hopeful Woman." I did that because it has been a year since my husband retired after 37 years of exemplary and faithful service from the United States Army. I didn't feel I could continue using the "Army … Continue reading The Ultimate Project
From May 1, 2018. Bears repeating on this May Day, the Feast of Joseph the Worker…
Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. That’s Jesus’ foster father, as I was taught to refer to him. Mary’s earthly husband was an awesome human being. He had an amazing faith, a huge heart of compassion, and unlimited patience, it seems to me. He also worked hard to support his family. It was noble service, an honest living, providing a needed product for people.
I read somewhere that one of our Pope’s decided to make 1 May the Feast of St. Joseph to counter the socialist and communist celebration of the worker on that same day of the year. But that didn’t happen until 1955 and there were May Day celebrations by communists for a long time before that.
St. Joseph was a humble man, as well. All of the qualities I mentioned are good characteristics for anyone to possess. But they are not something that just…
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It's with your heart And with your life- That's how you worship Him. It's not just words, It's not just deeds; But you go out on a limb. You trust and then you take a 'chance,' But it's not a chance at all. Because when you take that leap of faith, He'll catch you as … Continue reading Untitled
This song (video link below) is a companion piece for yesterday's blog entry for teens. I love that it's a young girl dancing and painting a picture at the same time. Our actions, even our failures, can bring us and others closer to Christ. God will use everything we give Him to bring people to … Continue reading You’re Not Alone
"So Will I" https://drowning-in-lemonade.com/2018/03/30/so-will-i/ — Read on drowning-in-lemonade.com/2018/03/30/so-will-i/ Reposting from last year because I love this song by Hillsong United and this weekend is the perfect time to ponder the message! Blessed & Joyous Easter!
Last night in Paris, the Notre Dame cathedral caught fire. We still don't know how. The entire structure is undergoing renovations and one expert in the field said that the building would start to fall down upon itself within the next 10 years. And so the work began. It is expensive and disruptive to renovate … Continue reading Unum Necessarium
Working never waiting always trying - always moving The path cannot be known but if it's followed leads to a place of beauty and peace The path dips and turns, races up, then slides down and over - From above it is an intricate design perfect, graceful, sensible But the workers in the fields seeing … Continue reading The Workers
She brings me a picture that she's drawn on a tiny scrap of paper from a writing tablet that she's cut up with her children's scissors. Sitting on the living room couch, lost in thought, this wisp of a girl floats into the room noiselessly and presents me with a precious gift. "I drew you … Continue reading A gift that keeps on giving
"Heaven is the perfect end of a life spent loving God, not the end reward for a life spent being perfect." - John Henry Newman I hope these words of Blessed John Henry Newman provide you comfort because they are true. I heard once that St. Francis of Assisi was asked while he was hoeing … Continue reading Heaven Starts Here and Now