Today the Church celebrates the conversion of Saul of Tarsus. He becomes Paul the Apostle and he pretty much helps change the trajectory and the mission of the Way - (Christians). Paul gets that ALL nations should worship the one true King, Jesus Christ. It's in the Old Testament, too, if you care to look. … Continue reading Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
Here's the link to a re-blog from 2017. It's the same account but from the Gospel of Mark instead of Luke (the synoptic Gospels - Matthew, Mark, & Luke - often have versions of similar stories). I was reminded of my thoughts on the paralyzed man being lowered down through the ceiling today while at … Continue reading With a little help from our friends (reblog)
I have been sharing the Rosary for Warriors for close to 15 years and suddenly, within the last week, it has started to really spread around the country and even the world! To say I am grateful is an understatement. To say I am relieved is an accurate description. I was NOT a devotee of … Continue reading Rosary for Warriors update
This is a prayer I've been praying for over a decade. Because the US Military has had Troops deployed to hostile lands for a long time. The latest news with missiles flying into Iraq is disturbing, as is the deployment of thousands of Soldiers at one time. But the U.S. has had people in harm's … Continue reading A prayer to share
What do we wish for our enemies? Usually it's not anything good. We want to destroy them. We want to end their wicked ways - toward us and toward others. Jesus tells us to love them. He does. Pray for those who persecute you, He tells us. Well, sure, in a theoretical sense, right? But … Continue reading Giving up the struggle
Sorry to post twice in one day, but I just read #Fr. Burke Masters blog entry for today, the Friday before Epiphany. He based it on the reading from 1 JOHN 2:29–3:61. In it John tells us that we are now God's children, thanks to Jesus...Here's what I wrote in early December of 2018. I … Continue reading Joyful, joyful – again!
At our Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, our presider, a priest I had never seen before and whose name I did not know, told us the following personal stories about the Blessed Mother of Jesus. She interceded in his life on three separate occasions and they were all rather incredible. … Continue reading Mary
Today's Gospel reading tells of the presentation of Jesus in the Temple. We are still in the midst of the Octave of Christmas. That's the 8 days in which we rejoice at the wonder of the Incarnation: God made flesh, God with us, Jesus Christ. As I like to explain to people, one day (Christmas … Continue reading The Gift of Jesus
Today I read something that basically said, "be who God made you to be." It reminded me that I gave that advice to someone I love very much several years ago. She was struggling with depression and anxiety and it so grieved me to see this vibrant, passionate, witty, scary- smart person languishing, emotionally paralyzed … Continue reading Something I read today…
The Ultimate Blessing! – WINE — Read on catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2019/12/18/the-ultimate-blessing/ My latest entry on the Women in the New Evangelization blog. You may have to cut and paste the link. Sorry! Christmas Blessings!