Good Samaritan

I stopped at a store while I was out today, and in the parking lot at the entrance was a car with a flat tire. The older man who owned it had pulled out the spare and tools and such. He looked a little distressed. I went on into the store and as the guys […]

Pulling Back the Curtain

It is easy for me to get caught up in the things that aren’t going well in my life and the lives of my loved ones. Not to mention the seemingly degradation of the world. In this morning’s meditation, Jeff Cavins said if we were to pull back the curtain between us and the spiritual […]

Importance of Prayer Time

I listened to a reflection this morning on the importance of prayer time. They said that the more we pray, the more we know God and His love for us. The more we know God, the less we are distracted by the happenings around us. We chase the things that we think will make us […]

Beautiful Gestures

A friend of mine told me about some ways she is honoring loved ones. A friend of her’s mother passed away. Several months later, her friend contacted her and asked if she would like some of the religious items that the mom had accumulated. She gratefully accepted. One of the items was a statue of […]

The Afterlife

Unfortunately, my mom’s friend who I mentioned yesterday died this morning. I had a “feeling” about that this morning as I prayed a Divine Mercy Chaplet for her. Of course my mom was sad and we talked about our own mortality. She remembered that at one time, her brother died for a couple of minutes […]

Resisting Temptation

This morning I listened to Fr. Mike Schmitz’s homily for today’s Mass readings. It included the account of when Jesus went into the wilderness, fasted for 40 days and was then tempted by the devil. From Jesus’ example, Fr. Mike gave realistic, sound advice for all of us when we find ourselves being tempted. He […]

Fixed Flat

When I was getting ready to run some errands the other day, I walked into the garage and saw one of the cars had a flat tire. I was happy that my son and grandson came over and were able to take it off. They put it in the back of the other car. Mom […]

Fighting Temptations

I met with my prayer group tonight and we talked about the scripture reading from Matthew when Jesus was tempted. There is much to gleen from this passage. But one thing that we really discussed was the difference between temptation and sin. Jesus was tempted, but he didn’t sin. So, when I am tempted to […]

Our Tech Guy

I had a memory pop up today on social media of a post and photo I shared 9 years ago. It was when my son was in college and was a thrower on the track team. It was difficult travelling to far away places to watch his meets. I was excited when I learned that […]

Faith and Proof

Tonight my mom and I watched the rest of the movie, “Song of Bernadette”. It contained such a beautiful quote by St. Thomas Aquinas, “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” I Found God today in faith.