Friends

Familiar Comfort

A couple of days ago, I learned that the parish I was part of in another state was going to have their Mass available on YouTube. I still consider this parish my “home”. It is where I worked for years, learned so much, grew in faith by leaps and bounds and met amazing families who […]

Appreciated Phone Call

Today our neighbor called just to touch base with my dad. He said how grateful he was that my dad was recovering so well from the stroke. He acknowledged that it was answered prayers for sure. He shared that his wife was healing well from a recent surgery – another answered prayer. They talked about […]

Remembered Tribute

My mom and one her best friends’ used to lead the church choir together for years. My mom played the organ and/or piano and her friend directed. It was a great group of people and they would get together for parties as well. My mom’s friend was going through some old papers and brought some […]

Finally Painting

For the past couple years, we have been celebrating my sisters’ birthdays by getting a group of friends together and having a painting party. It has been hard to make this happen, but today it finally worked out. Last night, I really enjoyed baking cookies and muffins for the event, even though I was up […]

No Control

I talked with a friend of mine today whose mother has been having some health issues. She was in the hospital for a couple of days and will now be following up with assorted specialists. They are still looking for definite answers and potential treatments. My friend was understandably upset about the situation. As we […]

Contemplating Lent

It has been a long while since I have been with my prayer group, but I was able to go tonight. It was wonderful to be with faithful friends and to know they have been praying for me and my family. We read the scripture about Jesus being tempted in the desert and discussed the […]

Prayers Matter

Yesterday a friend told me that her mother was admitted to the hospital in a potential stroke prevention situation. She asked for prayers and tons of friends responded to her plea. After spending the night and going through additional testing, her mom was discharged and sent home tonight. That was great news. I Found God […]