Hi, DIL followers! I started a podcast! It’s available on Spotify and it’s called…Grace Notes! You all should appreciate it more than most as I use my past blog entries that were inspired by various songs. I then share those reflections along with the recordings which are all part of Spotify’s immense library! You know … Continue reading Grace Notes
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
1 John 4:8
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
First Sunday of Lent
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
Some Encouragement for Today
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
Finding joy, sharing joy
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
Blessed Is She
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
When We Pray
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
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