Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist in the Catholic Church. The Gospel from Scripture, from Luke, Chapter 1, verses 57-66 and 80, is all about how Elizabeth and Zechariah's family expect them to name the baby after his father, but mom insists that his name shall be John, which means, "God is … Continue reading John the Baptist and expectation management
I'm posting my Army Tradition talk one more time because I am FIVE views away from 1,000 people watching this video!! Wow! That's huge for me. Not exactly a "viral" video, but good enough for me. Because I care very much about tradition. And I think it matters a lot in every aspect of our … Continue reading Army Tradition, one more time…
Today a piece I wrote for Blessed Is She posted on the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church! So here it is. Hope you find this perspective on the Blessed Mother, Mary, encouraging and comforting! https://blessedisshe.net/the-blog/our-mothers-prayers/
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself. Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' … Continue reading Following Our Servant Leader
This morning as I was getting ready for the day I accidentally knocked over 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 … 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!