Here’s an oldie but goodie. As Lent begins, we Catholics may look like a bunch of doleful, down-on-ourselves people, but we are simply realistic. And essentially joyful. After all, we … Continue Reading Lent: Finding Yourself and Getting over Yourself
How much of your daily life is fat? How much of your daily life is ashes? The holy season of Lent is approaching, and it begins with two big days: … Continue Reading Fat and Ashes: A Lenten Preview
I’m physically drained this week, so not only is my assignment for my online class late, but it is also a little cheap. And since my recent posts have been … Continue Reading To the Rescue
Today is the Solemnity of All Saints, or All Saints Day. That word “Solemnity” does rather make us think of somber and serious things, but serious, vitally important things do … Continue Reading Favorite Saints Who Love Earth
We’ve past the midpoint of Lent! This makes some people happy, but, I enjoy the Lenten season and am always reluctant to have it end so quickly. Maybe you’re thinking … Continue Reading What Is the Soul?
When you enter a darkened room and see a pool of moonlight on the floor, do you wait to turn the lights on so you can step into the … Continue Reading An Eve in Winter
Sometimes, I feel so small. This planet is far too large for me to understand, with way too many people for my mind to comprehend. What does 7 billion mean? … Continue Reading Just One
“In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” You know that Thanksgiving tradition of going around the dinner table asking each … Continue Reading Radically Give Thanks in All Things
I left you (last week) with this thought: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be … Continue Reading Scripture Quotes on the Mind
A friend told me fairly recently that she thinks of me when she reads Colossians 1:24. Yes, I admit, I had to look it up… “Now I rejoice in my … Continue Reading On Redemptive Suffering
This week, I’m sharing two little poems of mine (and I don’t claim to be a poet.) The first is from a recent excursion with my parents to Rhododendron Sate … Continue Reading Two Poems of Wonder
Who are you? This is a question that my mentor, Mr. John D Meehan, asked me in one of a handful of face-to-face conversations that we had. And when he … Continue Reading “Who Are You?” Mentor and Memoir
Now, breathe out… “His body is letting him down.” We say this about a person who is getting old or becoming sick with an incurable disease. Why? Isn’t the … Continue Reading Expire
If you are not a grateful person, then you will never be great. If you do not appreciate the people in your life, then you cannot receive their amazing value … Continue Reading Gratitude
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
At the very beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy, we, small and vulnerable, were using all of our five senses and our brain waves were similar to those of a full-term newborn. Truly human, truly alive, truly amazing!