Yesterday was my birthday. My age doesn't matter that much for today's reflection, but the fact that it was my birthday does help explain why I found myself watching The Last Bus on one of the many streaming services to which we subscribe. The service asks who is watching. I have my own profile and … Continue reading Love is Sacrifice
My grandmother explained to me one time what the Incarnation of Jesus was like. I don't mean the Word becoming flesh, the theological explanation that John's Gospel gives us. She was a simple woman, though a wise one. And a pious one. She just wanted to teach one of her visiting granddaughters about the what … Continue reading A lesson I never forgot
I am sharing this late in the day because I've been visiting my grandkids! But today is the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene, so here's something I wrote a while to honor her faith in Jesus. I aspire to be like her. https://drowning-in-lemonade.com/2021/02/07/on-sunday/
I came across this speech I gave 6 years ago on the 4th of July. I can't believe the wonderful city of Belton, Texas invited my battle buddy, Sandra Lee Smith, and me to be the "Grand Marshalls" of this parade! It was a great day! Not much to add to my remarks so here … Continue reading For the 4th of July
One day, several years ago, I was sitting in an empty chapel praying and waiting for the families to arrive for the funeral of my cousin's mother-in-law. A man who looked to be homeless, in disheveled, dirty clothing with matted hair to match, approached my pew. His shoes were worn through and he shuffled when … Continue reading What matters most to me
Something to meditate upon this Good Friday… https://youtu.be/NegD8s3pUpw We could never thank You enough. But we can vow to live our lives worthy of the sacrifice.
On this Palm Sunday and in the final days of this Lenten season, I thought it was time to share once again this poem I wrote several years ago… Can you see Him? He’s there with that angry mob. No, he’s not he menacing one. He’s the peaceful One, the serene One, the holy One. … Continue reading Holy Week meditation
https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/lent/perspectives-on-lent/articles/looking-at-lent-through-the-lens-of-grace/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Living+Lent+Daily%3A+March+21%2C+2022&utm_campaign=living-lent-daily22-week-3-7074-yoc-mar21&vgo_ee=bb83POd3yq3Dybqtr0jyP2QOP8ZXmRzMvz3Yw%2BcA7gI%3D I'm sharing the link above because the excerpt talks about an openness to God's grace. Those two word - God's grace - are my watchwords for 2022 and, I hope, the rest of my life. I have written about grace many times, but right now it is becoming clearer to me that I need … Continue reading Drop the cup
“Pray do not imagine, that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field.” - Edmund Burke Often in life it seems it really is true that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." We may infer from this old proverb that the squeaky wheel is in need of grease. But in real … Continue reading Who Else Is In the Field?
People need something to live for. Meaning comes with a higher purpose in one’s life. Maybe it’s loving your child and getting them to responsible adulthood. Maybe it’s a spouse who would truly be lost without you. Maybe it’s a career that no one else could navigate as well as you for the sake of … Continue reading What the world needs now is…meaning