There's a very cool concept that the Catholic Church likes, though too many Catholics don't know much about it. Many have probably never heard the word. It's subsidiarity. To simplify, it means that everything meaningful should happen at the most basic level possible whenever possible. We Are Family... So, the foundation of our society, in … Continue reading Heaven is like…pizza!
The lyrics to the video I've embedded below are powerful and have me thinking about a lot of things, actually a lot of people. And, yes, if I'm being honest I can include myself. See, I am like those potential stone throwers in the Gospel who are convicted by Jesus to admit, rather publicly, that … Continue reading Signs
I heard this song on my car radio a few days ago, it's called "When We Fall Apart." As someone who recently lost my dad and whose brother passed away a year before that, and then our mom left us in 2017. Well, it's been a tough several years. My sister now mourns the loss … Continue reading Mercy
This song below, by one of my favorite Christian musical artists, Audrey Assad, is just a perfect summation of St. Terese of Lisieux's Little Way of living. We should realize how little we are in comparison to the Eternal, Omnipotent God. But we are also small in our mercy and love compared to the Creator … Continue reading Little Things…
Jesus is in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane -It’s not just about fearing the torture He knows He will undergo very soon. It is not just this dread of the pain and the degradation. It’s not even just about the false accusations that will lead to His arrest and all the terrible things that … Continue reading Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries
Those of you who follow me fairly regularly know that I occasionally re-post blog entries that I write for Women in the New Evangelization (WINE). I was honored to contribute to a book they’ve compiled that will be released on April 23, 2021. It’s going to be a wonderful, spiritually encouraging book for any woman … Continue reading Called By Name
If you're not familiar with St. Teresa of Lisieux, you really should get to know her. I've embedded a helpful link so you can learn about her "little way." It's a way of life and, when practiced out of love for God and His people, it leads to real joy and inner peace. I entitled … Continue reading the little way
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
I have been thinking a lot lately about how I'm supposed to spread the Good News. It's no small question and it's something as a Christian I am instructed to do by none other than our Founder, Jesus Christ. And it's truly about following His example of humility and compassion. My blog is one attempt … Continue reading Rise Up!
With everything going on in our country right now, I think we all know that there are varying levels of anxiety for many. But followers of Jesus Christ can remain at peace knowing that God is in control. It doesn't matter who is in the White House because we know Who sits on the Throne of … Continue reading More than conquerors