In the month of May, we honor motherhood – and the dead of war. All over the earth, mothers watch their sons go off to war every day. The baby … Continue Reading May
Joy is a thing with wings that flies ever to its source; and if that source is love, how beautiful its course. Like a bird cupped gently in the hands, … Continue Reading Pregnant
Mary Series: Part 2 (continued from A Stranger Appears… ) First troubled with wonder and puzzlement, then sincerely trusting and deeply curious, a young woman’s response to a strange … Continue Reading In the Cloud of Glory a Portal Opens
Mary Series: Part 1 Picture it. Nazareth. 1 BC (or maybe a few years earlier.) Alone in the simple home where she lives with her parents, a young peasant woman … Continue Reading A Stranger Appears in the Making of the Bread
Some people accuse Catholics of worshiping Mary. Considering the language that some Catholics use regarding the mother of Jesus, I, as a Roman Catholic myself, can’t blame the accusers for … Continue Reading Not Devoted to Mary – but No One Should Ignore Her
We did it! I was able to go to Mass for this First Friday, which is part of my Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Physically, I didn’t think … Continue Reading – What SHE Said; The Scientist, The Servant, and The Mom
The ageless question: why is there something instead of nothing? A randomly selected Bible verse led me to explore this thought and more in this post that I’m pressing from … Continue Reading Before the World Began
What is a joyful Catholic? What is a joyful Christian? Let the answer not be: “a rarity”. A joyful Christian is not someone who dwells in fear, mistrust, and misgivings. … Continue Reading Mercy Is Joy or It Is Nothing
There is one perfect key, formed in time and eternity that, when slipped into the lock, will set the captives free. Christina Chase
What is left? A randomly selected quote from Proverbs inspires some random thoughts on being rich, being poor, and the blessedness of being a beggar – whether rich or poor. … Continue Reading In His Integrity – Why Not Blessed Are the Rich?
“Christ is risen! He is truly risen. And now you have been given eternal life.” …..What am I going to do with it?
If you knew you were going to die, what would you do on your last day? The liturgy of Holy Thursday begins the holiest part of Holy Week, the Easter … Continue Reading The Human LORD
The beloved student laid his head near the heart of the Christ and asked who would be the betrayer. I want to be a student of the Master… Do I … Continue Reading Nigh Unto Me
This is a message that I plan to leave behind for my loved ones… and so… for everyone. Yesterday, April 6th, I celebrated a milestone birthday – but, really, every … Continue Reading When I Die
Margaret, a blind, crippled, deformed dwarf[i] is my choice of facilitator for the First Friday of this month.[ii] One thing that I have always known is that I am loved. … Continue Reading First Friday and Knowing Love
Why do we want to punish each other? Husbands and wives, daughters and mothers, sons and fathers, coworkers, and even friends. We feel any slight and we give it back … Continue Reading Blood Thirst