Not By Sight

I talked to the people at the church today and asked about the Mass for my dad that was cancelled. The man who I spoke to said it would be rescheduled to another day and asked if there was a specific date I wanted. I thought it would be nice to have it on his […]

Don’t Dim

Today I listened to a reflection on the scripture reading for the day. In the Gospel, Jesus explained that a light shouldn’t be hidden under a basket or bed in order for it to be effective. He went on to say that we – those who choose to follow Him – are like that light. […]

Prepare Ye

For the past week or so, we have been talking about the movie, “Godspell”. We always loved the music and sang a couple of the tunes. Neither mom nor I have the stamina to get to church, so we went downstairs to the big TV. The Mass we landed on was the one from the […]

Catechism in a Year

I started missing my Bible class a while ago, but at the same time I have not wanted to start a new course. Then I learned about the Catechism in a Year by Ascension Press. It is a daily podcast led by Fr. Mike Schmitz who I have been a fan of. Starting from the […]

Lord Bless You

Yesterday a friend sent me a New Year’s prayer: “May the Lord bless you and keep you, May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26. It is one of my and mom’s favorite scriptures. […]

Holy Family

Today my mom read in “The Word Among Us” the scripture reading Sirach 3:2-6,12-14 for the Feast of the Holy Family. Then we read the beautiful reflection that really hit home. It said in part: “On this Feast of the Holy Family, let’s consider what it means to take care of our loved ones. Of […]

Hope In Him

Today a friend shared her reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:8 “Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord.” She wrote about how the scripture gave her hope after her grandmother died. I thought it was beautiful. Tonight I went to a grief support group. Part of […]

Exodus 14:14

In the past week or so, a certain scripture keeps popping up in different places. It also happens to be the tattoo my son has on his arm. Exodus 14:14. “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” I’m grateful for the reminder of God’s loving presence in our lives and […]

Grateful Heart

My mother is probably the most grateful person I know. She constantly thanks everyone for everything they do for her and she truly means it. During the day she will thank me for meals, for helping her, for taking her places, even for the pills she has to take. She thanks my sister and I […]

Born to be Courageous

One of the readings in Mass today was a letter from St. Paul to Timothy. Paul was in and out of jail as he preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was reminding his student Timothy that “God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.” Our […]