https://www.commonsense.news/p/the-holy-anarchy-of-fun If you want something to lift your mood today, click on the link above. I love this essay. Fun seems to me to be similar to the idea of "rest," in my Judeo-Christian understanding of it. Life is not about the 6 days of work, but the one day of resting in the Lord. … Continue reading Have Fun!
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
We are frailWe are fearfully and wonderfully madeForged in the fires of human passionChoking on the fumes of selfish rageAnd with these our hells and our heavensSo few inches apartWe must be awfully smallAnd not as strong as we think we are. These words are from the song, "Not As Strong As We Think We … Continue reading Humility is required
In honor of Valentine’s Day and World Day of Marriage (on Sunday), I decided to contemplate this very famous verse from Paul’s 1st Letter to the Corinthians. I’m sure you’ve heard it if you’ve ever attended a Christian wedding. It’s often one of the readings. And it’s easy to see why. It’s a beautiful bit … Continue reading St. Valentine’s Day
What if we just say Jesus, our Lord & Savior, was Jewish and that He said we should love our neighbor which means everyone? God loves us and wills us into being so every life matters to God. Jesus also tells us we should treat others as we want to be treated. That means we … Continue reading What if?
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
In today's reading from the Gospel of Mark Jesus says the remarkable words, "For this purpose I have come." He is referring to His mission. He is to preach to all who have ears to hear, in His time and place, about the mercy and the salvation that only the Lord, His Heavenly Father, can … Continue reading Some Encouragement for Today