Pray Simply

“This is how you are to pray.” Matthew 6:9 My husband often observes that what others are able to say in two sentences, I say in two paragraphs. Early on, I responded that I simply choose to provide details to ensure that my listeners understand what I am talking about. Later, though I ignored the … Continue reading

God’s Abundant Love

While visiting our granddaughters the other day, the eldest shared that she is giving up sweets for Lent. “Not every kind, Grandma,” Ellie explained. “Just ice cream.” I chuckled to myself as I recalled my own similar sacrifices from long ago. It was during elementary school when our parish priest suggested that we transform these … Continue reading

Find God In Them All

Whatever you have done to the very least of my people, you have done to me. Matthew 25:40 I have shared often that I spent most of my teaching career with very reluctant readers. Some of these children suffered from a complete lack of confidence. Some lacked exposure to books early on. Poor test-taking skills … Continue reading

Heal With Love

Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners. Luke 5:31-32 Like you, I usually find it easy enough to do the right thing. Perhaps it’s a relatively a perfect day and I’m full of energy. Unexpected good news … Continue reading

The Gift of Loved Ones

Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? Matthew 9:15 Thoughts of Christmas during Lent? I recently looked through our most recent photo album with my granddaughters. Pictures from Christmas 2014 eased me back in time… It was more than a dozen years ago that our family gathered around our … Continue reading