God’s Embrace

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:5 Some of the most tender moments parents share with their children are the result of uncertainty and fear. Through the worst of storms, a far too frightening film, or when someone actually promises to do them harm, children … Continue reading

Peace Be With You!

I smiled as I recalled Holy Week and Easter. Though our Paschal preparations kept many of us at my parish church extremely busy, these days also filled us with heartfelt inspiration. The Easter Vigil gave me reason to walk on air, and I could not help smiling my way through Easter Sunday. It was not … Continue reading

God’s Scent

And a voice came from the heavens saying, “This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17 As I head to my keyboard to write, the scent of lilies beckons me. This is the first time I have noticed our Easter lily’s fragrance though it has been here for weeks. “You … Continue reading

God’s Table

How great is the goodness, O Lord, which you have in store for those who turn to you. Psalm 31:20 Our granddaughter will receive her First Holy Communion in a few weeks. Though I spent my life teaching, I find myself searching for the appropriate words to share this special event with her. I often … Continue reading

Serve With Love

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the holy ones greet you. From 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 I admit that Ii delayed my post-Easter cleaning a bit longer than necessary. When I finally freed the house of Easter grass and stray jelly beans, I found myself in “cleaning mode”. I have ignored my desk far … Continue reading