I just finished watching Bishop Robert Barron’s most recent Sunday homily. It usually takes me a few days after they’re posted on YouTube to find the time to watch them. I need to really focus, listen, and digest. There’s always much to contemplate! I have included the link so you can watch it if you … Continue reading Homily and History
I heard yesterday that not many U.S. citizens are 'proud to be an American' these days, according to a recent poll. I suppose that's understandable, but not for the reasons you'd think. Yes, a lot of terrible things have been going on. Yes, there is still racism in the U.S. which is not something any … Continue reading Thoughts on where we are now
"What concept could man have of God if he did not first fashion an image of him in his heart? By nature incomprehensible and inaccessible, he was invisible and unthinkable, but now he wished to be understood, to be seen and thought of. But how, you ask, was this done? He lay in a manger … Continue reading I Know…
The Ultimate Blessing! – WINE — Read on catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2019/12/18/the-ultimate-blessing/ My latest entry on the Women in the New Evangelization blog. You may have to cut and paste the link. Sorry! Christmas Blessings!
Sometimes I have trouble forgiving myself for past mistakes. You? Oh, and how we can begin to sink to the depths of self-pity and despair. But listen: we don't have to go there! You don't have to go there! You are forgiven. Jesus forgave you and redeemed you. He forgives and redeems us all. So, … Continue reading History
Halloween always brings back wonderful memories of our kids getting ready for trick or treating and the happy chaos that ensued! We had many of our Halloweens in Germany since we spent 14 years of my husband's Army career over there. It was a lot of fun because we always lived on post so we … Continue reading Memories of Halloween from an Army Wife
As many of you know, if you've been reading my blog, I have gone back to school, to finish my grad degree in Theological Studies. Well, I have a take home (closed book on the honor system!) midterm exam for my History of the Old Testament course. I have not had a lot of time … Continue reading What I’ve Learned So Far
Recently on various podcasts I like to listen to I was reminded that people like to hear stories. And, not only that, but a psychiatrist said we love to be in our own stories! That we establish for ourselves from a very early age the narrative that is our own life. I know just about … Continue reading What happens next?
Last Thursday my husband and I headed out to Kansas Our son just took company command in the 1st Infantry Division. We're so proud! And we were so happy and grateful to be there with him and his lovely bride who is also an Army officer and awaiting her company command in the new year! … Continue reading I believe in traditions
My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing "Hamilton" on Broadway a couple of weeks ago. It was as amazing as everyone says it is. I am a huge fan of musical theater, but this was so much more than that. "Hamilton" is history and tragedy and comedy. It was thought-provoking and heart rending … Continue reading “Teach them how to say good-bye”