https://www.commonsense.news/p/the-holy-anarchy-of-fun If you want something to lift your mood today, click on the link above. I love this essay. Fun seems to me to be similar to the idea of "rest," in my Judeo-Christian understanding of it. Life is not about the 6 days of work, but the one day of resting in the Lord. … Continue reading Have Fun!
Pope Francis has invited everyone to make the 2nd of March, Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a day of fasting for peace. He actually asks for us to devote our time to "intensely" praying and fasting on that day. So, what's that about? You may well ask! During the 40 days of Lent … Continue reading Ash Wednesday
It occurs to me… He loves them The ones who make me laugh, the ones who hold me when I cry, the bright ones, the sassy ones, the stubborn ones, the silly ones, the brave ones who don’t know they’re brave, the weak ones who know where to get their … Continue reading 1 John 4:8
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
In today's reading from the Gospel of Mark Jesus says the remarkable words, "For this purpose I have come." He is referring to His mission. He is to preach to all who have ears to hear, in His time and place, about the mercy and the salvation that only the Lord, His Heavenly Father, can … Continue reading Some Encouragement for Today
The holidays can be tough for a lot of people. It's supposed to be a time of excitement, anticipation, gathering with family and friends. Normally. For many people. But not for everyone. It's a time of gifts, music, fun, and parties. But not for everyone. Some people may either be alone because they don't have … Continue reading Finding joy, sharing joy
https://blessedisshe.net/blog/prayed-priest-miracle-happened/ I had an entry published on the Blessed is She blog site recently. For my Catholic followers, here you go! Please pray, if you haven’t been already, for our priests!
https://youtu.be/QsXOP7aQeqQ The featured song today is sung by Francesca Battistelli, whose voice I love, as I do so many of her songs. It is sung from the viewpoint of the mother of Jesus, Mary. There is one line in particular that resonates with me as a human being who God has loved into being: "The … Continue reading God-bearers
All sorts of good things can happen when we pray! We start by praising and thanking God for the many blessings in our lives - that starts with us being here at all! And then we ask forgiveness for our sins against God, which means any sin against another person because Jesus said, what you … Continue reading When We Pray
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