Treated With Hope

Rejoice and be glad because your reward will be great in heaven. Matthew 5:12 My Catholic upbringing compels me to acknowledge that Halloween is the Eve of All Saints Day. Because I count many loved ones among the saints above, I think it is appropriately inclusive and wise to acknowledge them. Like the many “official” … Continue reading

Fear No Evil

Though I walk through the valley of darkness, I fear no evil; for God is with me… From Psalm 23:4 When I was a little girl, I feared an encounter with the doctor more than much else. Our family physician was pleasant enough, but he administered inoculations which wasn’t pleasant at all… The other day, … Continue reading

God Never Gives Up On Us

God leads me in right paths… From Psalm 23:3 When I consider the state of the world around me and of my own heart, I sometimes wonder why God bothers. Though God gifts humankind in ways more numerous than the grains of sand which cover this earth’s beaches, we manage to misuse our gifts in … Continue reading

Restored Once Again

…God leads me beside still waters and restores my soul. Psalm 23:2-3 It was a new morning, but the same old routine. Once again, I ran from the moment I woke. Before thinking about another of my Sunday reflections, I forced myself to complete my morning exercises. Afterward, I did two loads of laundry while … Continue reading

Gifted By Every Season

The earth and its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it are all of God. Psalm 24:1 The four seasons captivate me with their shows of nature’s grandeur. Spring arrives with only the slightest hint of renewed life-in-the-making. Summer brings hope-fulfilled in lush green carpets of grass and blossoms of every color. Though … Continue reading

Remote Blessings

He makes me lie down in green pastures… Psalm 23:2 Before the pandemic, a day didn’t go by that my husband failed to reveal another destination to which he hoped to travel “one day”. These days, Mike’s travel bucket list sits patiently on the sidelines until COVID-19 can be controlled. The truth is that Mike … Continue reading