Why I Left Facebook…(It’s nothing personal)

Sorry to use the trite breakup phrase but, "It's not you, it's me." I'm aware that there are plenty of good things about Facebook, but I'm also aware of some not so great things, too. For me, the main reason I decided to end this relationship is because it wasn't fostering real relationships with my … Continue reading Why I Left Facebook…(It’s nothing personal)

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Hey, everybody! So, I had a Zoom meeting with my grad thesis advisor yesterday and...we have a winner! He has signed off on my 71 page thesis! And now the other member of my committee has it and is proofreading it. We are praying (won't you join me?) that he merely reads for grammar/punctuation type … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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

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

The Face His Mother Gave Him

So, while I had no plan to do this (I rarely know what I'm going to write about until the inspiration 'hits me') today I am writing again about St. Maximilian Kolbe. And, again, this was not planned. The Mission of the Franciscans I am a 'fan' of St. Max. His intercessory prayers, I'm convinced, … Continue reading The Face His Mother Gave Him

God’s Grace Is Enough

There are times when we become more aware that God's grace is all we truly need to get us through a crisis, emergency, or a tough period on life that seems never ending. Tough Times Call For...Faith in God's Grace My husband deployed to war zones several times in his life as a Soldier in … Continue reading God’s Grace Is Enough

Most High and Glorious God…

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…