Here is the first part of my mini-retreat talk at Nellis Air Force Base a couple of weeks ago. The first two installments were posted yesterday and the day before so you can go back and read them if you didn't check in earlier this week! I began with a prayer attributed to St. Francis … Continue reading Most High and Glorious God…
This is another part of the talk I gave a couple of Sundays ago regarding a retreat with the Psalms that I participated in/led at Nellis Air Force Base's Catholic Chapel. We actually experienced 5 psalms in total. The post below is about 2 of them. I already posted about 2 others previously. So, if you missed those, … Continue reading Psalms 103 and 139
I'm continuing sharing portions of my 'mini-retreat' talk that I gave at Nellis Air Force Base. This is one of 5 psalms we experienced at the women's retreat the day prior, a Saturday. (If you missed yesterday's entry from same, I invite you to go back and read that … Continue reading Psalm 91
This is an excerpt from my talk that I was invited to give at the Our Lady of the Skies Catholic Chapel on Nellis Air Force Base a couple of weekends ago. It was about 30 minutes long so I won't share all of it today. But I was asked by the pastor there, Father … Continue reading Psalm 22
I didn't know what the word "prodigal" meant for years. I used to assume that it meant 'thankless' or maybe 'irresponsible.' This was based on the context in the Prodigal Son parable that Jesus tells His followers. It's always used in relation to the son. Well, it turned out that "prodigal" means "extravagant," and recklessly … Continue reading Prodigal Father
When we were stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas a few years ago I used to write an occasional column for the Killeen Daily Herald. It came out a couple of times a month and could be found in the actual newspaper or online. Below is one of those columns. It was called "Generally Speaking." Not … Continue reading Say What You Mean…
The second in my series of reblogging entries from my retreat from a couple of weeks ago. Still love this song. It was perfect for the portion of our retreat where we focused on Prayer! Enjoy!
If you’re following my blog, you know that I love me some contemporary Christian music. And below is my latest favorite song by Francesca Battistelli. First of all, I just love her name! But that has nothing to do with the song. It’s about letting God be the Lord of our lives and finding that His is the better way.
She praises, she worships, she bows down, she is still. And then God does amazing things in her life. That can be true for all of us. God will fight our wars and bring us back the “head of our enemies.” That’s total victory. In fact, Jesus did that for us when He suffered and died on the cross. It was when He rose from the dead and later ascended to the place at the right hand of His Father that the Victory was definitively won. He went to prepare…
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So, this past weekend I was blessed to lead a second retreat in as many weeks. This time it was a group of amazing Air Force wives in Nellis AFB, Nevada. It's just outside of Las Vegas and I did not do any gambling, I promise! But I did spend a wonderful day praying the … Continue reading Be Still…
On this Ash Wednesday, the start of our Lenten Journey, I just wanted to share this brief post I left on my Facebook page this morning. I felt I should share something on this momentous occasion. ...fasting, almsgiving and prayer are not about ‘making God happy.’ We do these things to make room for God … Continue reading Brief thoughts on Ash Wednesday, 2020
This is one of the songs we listened to during our Lenten retreat last weekend. It was the theme for our section on Fasting. Based on the Litany of Humility, it is a wonderful way to look at things we can refrain from in our lives other than fasting from food. I’ll be sharing the other two songs we played on Saturday, as well. But probably not right away as those of you who subscribe to my blog via email don’t need to get inundated by posts from Lynda! So, they will be on the way in the next couple of days. God bless you during this upcoming time of preparation for Easter!
I know we all want to be loved, to feel special, or even just noticed, our needs considered. By someone. Not necessarily be everyone else. But that doesn’t always happen in our world. Too bad we don’t all know, and that those of us who do too often forget, that our God loves us, that to Him we are special, He notices us every moment and considers our needs.
Not just too bad, it’s tragic really. Cosmically tragic. There are so many who are so much worse off than anyone who will read these words. People living in utter poverty who don’t know where their next meal will come from and who struggle to find clean water to drink for their children and themselves.
We are called by our Creator to take care of those who have less than we. That’s actually one of our main charges in Scripture. If…
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