Roses and teachers and trees

I noticed a rose in my garden that is blooming this chilly winter's day. OK, we live in southern California so it's not that chilly, but colder than usual and I'm pretty sure my blood is thinning after living here for a couple of years because I am wearing a pullover sweater and a cardigan … Continue reading Roses and teachers and trees

Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai

Today's Gospel reading in the Catholic lectionary is from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6, verses 27-38. It's the rather well-known passage about loving our enemies and it's definitely timely. Probably because it's a timeless theme. I have written on this theme before. If you'd like to read my thoughts on that, here you go! … Continue reading Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai

A Blessing

The video below begins with a beautiful blessing from the Book of Numbers (6:24-26). It's a favorite Old Testament Scripture passage. It's some of the last words I ever uttered in an 'official Army wife' speech. It was my husband's retirement luncheon and I was pleased to be given an opportunity to share my thanks. … Continue reading A Blessing