One day, several years ago, I was sitting in an empty chapel praying and waiting for the families to arrive for the funeral of my cousin's mother-in-law. A man who looked to be homeless, in disheveled, dirty clothing with matted hair to match, approached my pew. His shoes were worn through and he shuffled when … Continue reading What matters most to me
I like to listen to Father Mike Schmitz's Bible in a Year podcast during my morning walks. Today I actually listened to two because I missed yesterday's. There was a lot of good stuff in those readings today. The Books of Jeremiah and Daniel are full of some amazing stories. And yesterday's installment included Jeremiah … Continue reading Keep your eyes on Heaven
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
Well, it's 40 days since the Resurrection. Jesus is risen! Alleluia! The tomb was empty and many were confused and upset by this event. What did it mean? The apostles knew what it meant because Jesus appeared to them multiple times after He rose from the dead and they had plenty of conversations. But now, … Continue reading Thoughts on Ascension Thursday
Psalm 30 is such a trove of consolation and encouragement. I found it the other day, as the Holy Spirit would have it, while looking for something to share with a young lady who was grieving the loss of a loved one. I have lots of options, obviously, but Psalm 30 was the thing that … Continue reading Fighting My Battles
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
"Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done..." We pray that all the time, if we're believing Christians. It's part of the "Lord's Prayer" or the "Our Father," as we Catholics refer to the prayer. It's vitally important because these are Jesus' words to His disciples in response to their request that Jesus, "teach us how … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done…
If you've been following me for more than a couple of weeks you know I love my contemporary Christian songs. Here's the latest. It's called Why God by Austin French. Watch the video. It's very moving. Love the song, of course. I actually like his little monologue prior to the music video the best. When … Continue reading Why God?
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?
I often read things that I think are going to be beneficial for others' well-being and I ask my friends on Facebook or my followers on Twitter to "Please share." This can have a double meaning. It certainly means, please pass this on. But it also means share yourselves with others. Share your heart, your … Continue reading Please Share