Today's Gospel reading from Matthew inspired me 3 years ago to write at LENGTH about forgiveness and prayers for our enemies. I'm sharing again today because I still think it's worth pondering and prayerful consideration. So, here it is. Sorry, not sorry that it's so long. https://drowning-in-lemonade.com/2018/06/20/on-loving-my-enemies-i-just-cant-do-it/
With everything going on in our country right now, I think we all know that there are varying levels of anxiety for many. But followers of Jesus Christ can remain at peace knowing that God is in control. It doesn't matter who is in the White House because we know Who sits on the Throne of … Continue reading More than conquerors
Today's Gospel reading in the Catholic lectionary is from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6, verses 27-38. It's the rather well-known passage about loving our enemies and it's definitely timely. Probably because it's a timeless theme. I have written on this theme before. If you'd like to read my thoughts on that, here you go! … Continue reading Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai
I watched a movie last night called, The Silver Linings Playbook. It came out several years ago and it's a good film. I will warn you there is definitely adult subject matter and adult language. But don't let that stop you from watching. People are different; people are flawed. People are all loved by a … Continue reading Self-Deception…
Today's Gospel reading is from John, Chapter 15. Here's a memorable line from that lovely book: "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you." - Jesus It's a command, not a suggestion or a 'guide for your life.' It's what Jesus expects of us and rightly so. He suffered and died for … Continue reading What is expected of us?
I posted this last year, and depressingly, the year before that. And I'm posting again because it's still relevant. I wasn't planning on this today, but then the mass shooting in my beloved El Paso happened. And I felt compelled to share what I've shared after 2 other terrible and too eerily similar events. Who … Continue reading The Discussion We Need to Have
I often read things that I think are going to be beneficial for others' well-being and I ask my friends on Facebook or my followers on Twitter to "Please share." This can have a double meaning. It certainly means, please pass this on. But it also means share yourselves with others. Share your heart, your … Continue reading Please Share
Earlier this month I was honored to attend the San Diego Association for Life's quarterly meeting. It is a group of non-profit organizations who exist solely to help women of our greater community choose life. I wrote several months ago about how I thought the pro-life movement was not doing enough to let the public … Continue reading Love Them Both