https://catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2021/04/14/god-so-loved-and-now-we-have-hope/ Here is my latest blog entry from Women In the New Evangelization. I love to guest blog for them! It encourages me to think more deeply about the daily Scripture readings and really delve into their meaning for my life, and then, hopefully, for yours! (Pun intended!) God bless you!
Jesus is in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane -It’s not just about fearing the torture He knows He will undergo very soon. It is not just this dread of the pain and the degradation. It’s not even just about the false accusations that will lead to His arrest and all the terrible things that … Continue reading Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries
I made a prayer book in my Spirituality class a couple of semesters ago. Below is a link to one portion of it. It's the Stations of the Cross with a Military theme. I used St. John Paul II's stations which are all taken from Scripture. This Holy Week seems like a good time to … Continue reading A Soldier’s Way of the Cross
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 have been thinking a lot lately about how I'm supposed to spread the Good News. It's no small question and it's something as a Christian I am instructed to do by none other than our Founder, Jesus Christ. And it's truly about following His example of humility and compassion. My blog is one attempt … Continue reading Rise Up!
My brother, Mike, transitioned to heaven a year ago yesterday. The drawing that sits on top of this blog entry was one he drew many years ago. Many family members and friends now have a copy because Mike drew it and because it's a laughing, joyful Jesus, which we all love to contemplate. Just look … Continue reading The Joy of the Lord
Today's Gospel reading is from Luke, (LK 9:18-22). It includes Simon Peter's declaration, inspired by the Holy Spirit, (see Matthew 16:17), that Jesus is "the Christ of God." Christ means Messiah, the anointed One. He is the One that Israel has been waiting for, He will liberate the people from slavery and oppression. But, of … Continue reading “You Were On The Cross”
Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross of Jesus. There is no better symbol of love, sacrifice, selflessness, mercy, forgiveness, grace. It's perfect. And, as Bishop Barron likes to say, Christ on the cross is a picture of a "happy" man. For happiness in the way Jesus meant it in the … Continue reading Sing to Jesus
I heard this song this morning (video below). My new grandson and his mommy (our daughter-in-law) have been staying with us and will be here another week and a half. Such a JOY for my husband and me. While our son, the new dad, is off doing the nation's business (he's a Soldier and out … Continue reading More like Jesus
So, first of all, I have to say that Dolly Parton is an amazing performer who sounds just like she did 30 years ago. She adds so much to the song, There Was Jesus, by Zach Williams. Give a listen if you haven't heard it yet. I love it! Zach said that this song is … Continue reading “There Was Jesus”