Faith

Spiritual Perspective

My dad had been declining since his big fall on Friday. He ended up back in the ER yesterday. This afternoon I had a conversation with the doctor about decisions that will need to be made regarding his care once we see if or how much he may recover. After our talk I had to […]

Another Painful Experience

It’s been a rough couple of days. On Friday afternoon, I was able to finally get my COVID booster. Planning ahead, my sister was coming to stay with my mom and I for the weekend. It had just started to snow when she left for her normal 1 1/2 hour drive. Just as my mom […]

Spiritual Support

I had not met with my prayer group since before Thanksgiving, so it was nice to get together with them online tonight. People had similar stories about being with some family over holidays and then not because of COVID. We had a thoughtful discussion about the scripture reading for the upcoming Sunday- the story of […]

Being Silent

I have been reading the book of Sirach which is jammed packed with practical wisdom and advice on daily living. It is interesting how thousands of years go by since this was written and it applies to us here and now. I guess we human beings haven’t come as far as we would like to […]

Guardian Angels

This morning I was thinking about my dad’s care, which I often do. I still hope for that perfect answer. I was wishing there could be someone whose only task is to look out for him 24/7. Of course, I know God is. So is his guardian angel. I have a pill reminder app on […]

Resist

Sometimes I forget that there is a supernatural battle going on for our souls. I can let negative thoughts or emotions take over. I enjoyed the scripture I read tonight as a reminder: 1 Peter 5:8-9a “Stay sober and alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. […]

Good Outcome

This morning I received a text from a friend that he had COVID, even though he was fully vaccinated and received the booster. He started having symptoms a week ago which subsided. But today he was experiencing shortness of breath. He had open heart surgery a few years ago, so was technically in the high […]

The Baptismal Gown

Tonight out of the blue, my mom asked if I knew where the Baptismal gown was. The beautiful garment was hand made by my dad’s Aunt Jane. My 4 siblings and I were all Baptized wearing the gown, along with 9 of my cousins and my 2 sons. There could have been more. The last […]

Overwhelmed

I can all too often find myself feeling overwhelmed. Such was the case earlier today. I thought I was starting the year off on a good path, when a phone call and conversation set me off. When I realized where my emotions were heading, first thing I did was walk away and take a time […]

Our Holy Families

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family. Right at the beginning of Mass, the priest defined “Holy” as something that is set apart for God. It doesn’t mean being a person who lives a perfect life. A Chalice is Holy as it’s only purpose is to hold the Blood of Christ during Mass. Therefore, […]