Psalm 30 is such a trove of consolation and encouragement. I found it the other day, as the Holy Spirit would have it, while looking for something to share with a young lady who was grieving the loss of a loved one. I have lots of options, obviously, but Psalm 30 was the thing that … Continue reading Fighting My Battles
I heard this song this morning. Every Mile Mattered, Nicole Nordeman tells us. And I know it's true. It all makes us who we are. Learn from mistakes, ask forgiveness for them. And please believe that God has forgiven you when you truly ask Him to when you truly are sorry. And then move forward, … Continue reading The miles still matter…
What do we wish for our enemies? Usually it's not anything good. We want to destroy them. We want to end their wicked ways - toward us and toward others. Jesus tells us to love them. He does. Pray for those who persecute you, He tells us. Well, sure, in a theoretical sense, right? But … Continue reading Giving up the struggle
The Ultimate Blessing! – WINE — Read on catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2019/12/18/the-ultimate-blessing/ My latest entry on the Women in the New Evangelization blog. You may have to cut and paste the link. Sorry! Christmas Blessings!
As many of you know, if you've been reading my blog, I have gone back to school, to finish my grad degree in Theological Studies. Well, I have a take home (closed book on the honor system!) midterm exam for my History of the Old Testament course. I have not had a lot of time … Continue reading What I’ve Learned So Far
If you've been following me for more than a couple of weeks you know I love my contemporary Christian songs. Here's the latest. It's called Why God by Austin French. Watch the video. It's very moving. Love the song, of course. I actually like his little monologue prior to the music video the best. When … Continue reading Why God?
I write occasionally for the Women In the New Evangelization blog and today they published my latest entry. So I'm sharing here and encouraging you to take a look at their website if you click on the link! They are an awesome bunch of faith filled women! You might find what you're looking for there! … Continue reading “Go, make disciples”
Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist in the Catholic Church. The Gospel from Scripture, from Luke, Chapter 1, verses 57-66 and 80, is all about how Elizabeth and Zechariah's family expect them to name the baby after his father, but mom insists that his name shall be John, which means, "God is … Continue reading John the Baptist and expectation management
I recently changed the subtitle of my blog from "Reflections of an Army Wife" to "Reflections of a Hopeful Woman." I did that because it has been a year since my husband retired after 37 years of exemplary and faithful service from the United States Army. I didn't feel I could continue using the "Army … Continue reading The Ultimate Project
Two things happened yesterday that seemed not to have much in common initially, but, as I've discovered happens so often, I saw the similarities very clearly upon further reflection. That morning our Gospel reading at Mass was the story of Jesus with the woman caught in adultery. And in the afternoon my husband and I … Continue reading Neither does He condemn you