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
Sing Praise – the proper response
"All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us sing!Alleluia! Alleluia!" Alexa played this song for me this afternoon. I was listening to Gregorian Chant radio on Pandora which 'she' had so effortlessly found for me. I can't get over the fact that I can just say to the empty … Continue reading Sing Praise – the proper response
I heard this song today while washing my kitchen floor. I love it! It's from 2010 but somehow I never heard it until now. It's such a happy tune with very touching words. I suppose it's a parent telling a child how special they are no matter what anyone else says to that child or how … Continue reading To Me
Who Am I?
By now, if you know me or have been following my blog, you know that I'm a big fan of contemporary Christian music. Casting Crowns is one of my favorite bands in that genre. And the title for today's entry is the name of one of their songs; it's a great meditation song. The video … Continue reading Who Am I?
Come, Holy Spirit
Be our guide Be our light Be our strength Be our hope Be our joy Be ours Bless our talents Make us thankful for our gifts Give us wisdom, insight to know Your will Give us energy and strength to act it out Give us good fellowship with all who are here For the glory … Continue reading Come, Holy Spirit
A yellow ribbon and a candle can mean so much
I finally found it! This little candle and holder were a gift to me in 1990. It was Christmas time and I was a volunteer at the 3rd ACR museum on Ft. Bliss. The volunteer coordinator gave this set to all the volunteers. Sean was deployed to Operation Desert Storm. The tiny yellow ribbon around … Continue reading A yellow ribbon and a candle can mean so much
“Jesus, I trust in You”
Psalm 11 is about trust in God. I work on this ALL the time! How about you? Maybe you're better at that trust thing than I am. I try mightily to give everything up to God: all my worries, upcoming challenges, the people I love, my desires, my fears. But then I find myself wrestling … Continue reading “Jesus, I trust in You”
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
The rock of God’s Love
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
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