Today's Gospel reading is from the book of Matthew, chapter 13, verses 44-46. I just read a great reflection on that Scripture from Bishop Robert Barron's daily meditations. I get one in my inbox every morning. I always find comforting and/or illuminating thoughts when I read them, but today's especially resonated with me. Bishop Barron … Continue reading Grace
Today's Gospel reading is Matthew 7: 21-29. I am contemplating the first verses. Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, … Continue reading The rock of God’s Love
“The enemy: Will you obey... even in this 'ridiculous' little detail? You, with God's grace: I will obey... even in this 'heroic' little detail.” ― Josemaria Escriva', The Way Today we celebrate the life and witness of Josemaria Escriva' who was an extremely pious and on-fire Christian. A Catholic priest, he founded a movement within … Continue reading Work as a path to holiness…
Today is Father's Day and while I think of my own dad and of my husband, now I also have to think about my son-in-law who is an amazing father to my three grandchildren. I am so very grateful to know such great guys who are, or who have often been, incredibly selfless in their … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
I follow Father Burke Master's blog and receive his posts each day in my inbox, as many of you do who follow me. I felt led to share this morning's post (below) and I hope you'll find it as encouraging as I do. My favorite line: There might be times that we must kneel at … Continue reading Kneel at His Feet
The Gold Star honors those who have fallen in defense of our nation, and it is a meaningful symbol that the families can display in their homes, wear as a pin, and now carry a special card that allows them easier access to our Military installations so they are able to receive services and support … Continue reading Thoughts on Memorial Day 2018
The following is a speech I gave a couple of years ago for a Military Spouse Appreciation Day luncheon at Ft. Hood, Texas. Every Friday before Mother's Day, since 1984 when President Ronald Reagan made it so, is Military Spouse Appreciation Day! So, since only a room full of 300 Spouses got to hear it … Continue reading Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!
In today's Gospel account, Jesus suddenly, inexplicably appears to the apostles. There is fear, amazement. They are at turns incredulous and terrified! And Jesus, with an amazingly calm demeanor, sets them at ease. First He says, "Peace be with you." Then He shows them His hands, feet, and side to prove the wounds are where … Continue reading LK 24: 35-48
An Army friend recently posted two photos of her daughter on Facebook. They were side-by-side pictures of the first day of Kindergarten and the last day of her senior year of high school. Wow. That young lady was beautiful and had changed so much in those in between years....