Mid-night Prayers

Usually we say some prayers after dinner. The prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes is done almost nightly along with a decade of the rosary. There are others we pray depending upon the season and the happenings that day. However, because I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, I laid down immediately after dinner and the prayers […]

Better by Night

I could see in my mother this morning that she wasn’t feeling well. She said she hurt all over, felt weak, and had an upset stomach. She has good days and bad days, but usually her bad days don’t include all of those symptoms. I was hoping it was nothing serious and after assessing the […]

Life is Not Mine

Over the past 3 days, my parents and I have been watching a parish retreat. The priest offered a different way of viewing sins – as wounds. Our wrongdoings certainly have an effect on us and on our souls. He led meditative prayer to ask God to heal those wounds. One thought that stuck with […]

Our Lady of Lourdes Continues

My parents and I once again celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. A friend shared a beautiful story about a French nun who survived COVID-19 and was celebrating her 117th birthday today. This afternoon, I was able to get Communion from the church and bring it home to my parents. A friend called […]

Surprising Commercial

We watched some of the Super Bowl today. I’m always interested in the commercials, but wasn’t too impressed. Then my ears perked up. The announcer described a chapel located in the exact middle of the country that was open 24/7 encouraging people to stop in to pray. The message of the commercial was that we […]

Safe Delivery

A young woman I know was super excited to be expecting a baby in February. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with Covid earlier this month. She was pretty ill and the baby was experiencing distress. We started praying to Our Lady of Lourdes. The young woman was able to recover enough to deliver the baby. He […]

Friend’s Surprise Vaccine

Like most people, we have been watching for the opportunity to receive the coronavirus vaccine. My parents and I are all connected to the same health care system. They sent us each an email a couple weeks ago stating that they would let us know when it is our turn to get the injection. At […]

Personal Prayer of Thanks

As I have been continuing to study the book of Isaiah in my bible class, I read about Hezekiah who was a king of Judah. He was stricken with a life threatening disease. However, he had faith, prayed and trusted God. Because of this, God healed him and gave him an additional 15 years of […]

Covid Scare

A few days ago, my son told me he was home sick with a fever and congestion. He seems to always get sick around this time of year with the same kind of thing, but to be safe and responsible he got a Covid-19 test that day. I had just been with him 2 days […]

Working With God

I talked with a friend today and got caught up on family happenings. We discussed covid for a while as she, her husband, her daughter, and her son-in-law all work in the medical field and all live in the same home. Thankfully, none of them – or the toddler in daycare – have had any […]