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Blessed in Relationships

Last night I met with my prayer group online for the first time in over 2 months. I somewhat touched base with them during that time and it was great to be with them. I asked my son if someone would like to come sit with my mom so I could have this little bit […]

Our COVID Story

It all started a little over 2 weeks ago when we found out the facility that my dad is in had a couple cases of COVID-19. They were no longer allowing indoor visits, but we were happy to visit outside still masked, of course. We were also happy that we had all been vaccinated. After […]

Giant Incense Burner

Ever since I saw the movie, “The Way” with Martin Sheen, I have been fascinated with the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James. There are actually several different pilgrimage trails called the Way, but they all end at the Cathedral of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The Cathedral is believed […]

Lamenting Loss of Worship

In my Bible class tonight, we took a look through Book 3 of the Psalms. In this section, the temple of worship had been destroyed and defiled. David and others were lamenting the loss of the physical temple, the place where they would worship God. They also felt victimized – rightly so – by their […]

Bonus Bishop

A couple of months ago, our Diocese ordained a new bishop. We watched the celebration online at that time. He seemed very kind and humble. He has been making his rounds of the parishes and was scheduled to celebrate the 9:30 Mass this morning at our church. We debated about going as we wanted to […]

St. John’s Cave

Many years ago I worked for St John the Evangelist parish. There I met some of the most amazing, faithful, and caring people. Many of them are still friends and we continue to stay in touch. That in itself is a blessing. Today, a friend sent me a picture of the shrine to St John […]

St. Therese Novena

I have been praying the St. Therese Novena that will be completed on her Feast Day – October 1. As always, God sends me prayers, meditations, readings, etc, that are exactly what I need. Today these words touched my heart:Loving God, you loved St. Therese’s complete trust in your care. Help me to rely on […]

Most Powerful Weapon

Today is the feast day of St. Padre Pio. He suffered much in his life as a priest, but remained prayerful and vigilant. One of his quotes is, “Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, […]

In The House

It is hard to believe that my son and his family have been here for 3 weeks already. They were supposed to move into the house that they had set up to rent. However, there were tenants still living in the house who would not leave. The owner of house had started the eviction process […]


I have much to be grateful for today. Most of all, I am thankful that my family is safe and ok and I spent another day able to be with or talk with them. I Found God today grateful for my family.