"If you wish to go to extremes,let it be in sweetness,patience, humility and charity." - St. Philip Neri We read or hear a lot about people on the "extreme left" or the "extreme right." I wish we heard more about people who are "extremely patient, humble, or charitable." But, of course, we don't and that's … Continue reading The Silence of God…
I was presented with a gift by a young lady I had the pleasure of meeting last week. We happened to be at the same place at the same time for two completely different reasons, but such is the way of Providence. She gave me a little book that contains the wisdom of St. Alphonsus … Continue reading Give Him Everything
I wish more people knew their story. It's a great story of salvation. It needs to be told so that everyone can know that each one of us matters. Very much. There is a Creator who is not just the "supreme being." He's actually not a being at all. This Creator is the sheer act … Continue reading Do you know the story?
https://youtu.be/3unpvYQJiic I am posting this song because it's amazing. I am sharing the lyrics below, too. Like any good lyric, it could be read as a poem without the music. Lots to contemplate here, lots to consider. The overriding theme is that the Word of God does not return void. God's got a plan and … Continue reading It Will Not Return Void
Sometimes, I can't say it better than a song. Actually, lots of times. And here is one awesome example. Phil Wickham's new song is just so powerful. Here are the lyrics and below that the official video. "Who stood with me in the fire? Who pulled me out of the water? And who carried me … Continue reading “It’s Always Been You”
It's important in the lives of those of us who wish to be a saint to align our wills to the will of the Heavenly Father. That is when true holiness is realized. It's a willingness to let go of our own agenda, our own desires, our own plans, and do whatever the Lord asks … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done
Yes, I know I'm a day late. But I've been visiting my grandchildren and their parents and, well, some things take priority for grandmothers. So here it is... "This is the time of fulfillment.The kingdom of God is at hand.Repent, and believe in the gospel.” - Mark 1:15 Repent Jesus said these words at the … Continue reading First Sunday of Lent
I've been reading some interesting things on social media regarding the word, "Amen." My favorite song by this title is from the movie, Lilies of the Field. If you've never seen it, I urge you to find it online and watch it. There is a profound story there about faith - in God and in … Continue reading Amen!
The third Sunday of Advent (13 December this year) is all about rejoicing! And it's the week we get to light the pink candle! We can see Bethlehem on the horizon. It's there, under that star, the manger where Mary will place her Baby Jesus in those famous "swaddling clothes!" She's a good mama already. … Continue reading Holy Spirit
We don't hear much about mercy anymore. Have you noticed that? I find that disappointing and worry that we don't hear the word because most people no longer practice mercy or know what it really means. Mercy has to do with compassion and with grace. Remember compassion, anyone? And who knows what grace means these … Continue reading Mercy