I do love this gruesomely pretty picture: June is the month of roses and daisies, fresh-picked peas and strawberries, the summer solstice and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. How wonderful … Continue Reading Month of the Sacred Heart
(Once, I prayed these words when I received Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament – and my teeth pierced into the Body of Christ…. ) For my salvation, Lord, this … Continue Reading Our Sufferings He Endured: a Meditation
Four years ago, I pushed out of my comfort zone and did two things which have had lasting effect on my life: (1) I made a personal act of consecration … Continue Reading The Blogging Experience
I’ve been trying to find a biblical quote to put on the wall of my bedroom. In researching passages (focusing on the heart) I decided to share a few here … Continue Reading Scripture Quotes from the Heart
The Christian faith, especially in the Catholic Church, offers rich imagery for believers to assist in their worship. After all, God created us with five physical senses and desires us … Continue Reading Favorite Things: Jesus Images
Faith on the cliff, a diver waits, stilled, toes gripping edge… then… leaps! as Heart commits to Sea. © 2017 Christina Chase This is Part 2 of … Continue Reading Fibonacci: Science and Poetry, Part 2
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans – and true happiness every day for all of us who know that our freedom is dependent upon the great gifts of God. … Continue Reading Freedom
Christmas is coming soon. Yes, I said it. And much as we are asked to remember “The Reason for the Season”, I am celebrating the upcoming 3-year anniversary of this … Continue Reading 3 Years Blogging: Remembering the Reason
June is the month devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic Church. You may ask, what is meant by the Sacred Heart of Jesus? Well, the Sacred … Continue Reading The Sacred Heart in Scripture and Strawberries
I seek You, Lord, in the wilderness, in the shadows and the desert of night; I seek You, Lord, on the mountaintops, in the meadows and the oceans of light. … Continue Reading Seeking You
Here is a re-presentation of an earlier post for June: Catholic imagery can be beautiful… and also a bit terrifying. Gruesome even. The picture of the Sacred Heart of … Continue Reading The Sacred Heart of Reality
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with lovingkindness.” Sometimes, holding onto the Mysteries of Faith is like holding onto a stack of smoke rings … Continue Reading What Is Religion?
When the Roman soldier drove a lance up into the side of Christ’s body on the Cross, blood and water poured forth from His pierced heart. At that same moment, … Continue Reading His Heart Was Pierced
People often tell me that I am a happy person, saying it with surprise and wonder as they look at my crumpled up body in a wheelchair. I’m no longer … Continue Reading Joy: Why Are You so Happy?