Hope

Change or No Change

I talked to my sister and my son today and in both conversations we noted what a crazy year this is. Nothing is the way we imagined it would be. And it continues. If I think something will turn out a certain way, it can be assumed that it will not. But I came across […]

Courage Defined

Today I received a newsletter from the monastery that I visit on occasion. It was full of articles and reflections from the sisters that touched my heart. One was about courage. It stated that the definition of courage is “the ability to do something that frightens you.” That grabbed my attention right there. I feel […]

Named Second Chance

One of the men in my prayer group has been battling cancer and the effects of treatments for over a year now. He was hospitalized recently once again. We had our prayer group tonight and it was a pleasant surprise to see him participate. We looked at the upcoming Gospel for this Sunday. It tells […]

One For All

The priest we listened to today started out by talking about the pandemic. He pointed out that virus does not discriminate. It will attack people of all ages, nationalities, races, colors, gender, financial state, social status, etc. We are all taking certain precautions such as wearing face masks, keeping distance, etc. to care for ourselves […]

Ocean of God’s Love

Yesterday, the church celebrated the feast day of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, but I read about her today from the Diocese of Manchester site: She believed the secret of happiness was in “losing,” that we should “throw ourselves into God as a little drop of water into the sea, and lose ourselves indeed in […]

Perfectly Timed Encouragement

Today I received some much needed encouragement at just the right time from a couple different people and places. I’m sure they weren’t even aware as the comments were not made directly to me. But to me, it was God speaking to my heart. I Found God today in much needed, perfectly time encouragement.

Not Scary

One of the scripture readings at Mass today was one of my favorites. It was that of Elijah hiding in a cave in fear of those who were seeking to kill him. God encouraged the prophet to come out of the cave and said that He would meet him. There was a strong wind, an […]

Champion for Life

Today I learned of the death of a woman who was the head of a pregnancy center in the town I used to live. I had met her a couple of times, particularly in working with the high school youth group. She made quite an impression on me as she was an incredible presence even […]

Necessary Participation

Today for Mass, we watched our favorite priest who I used to work for. His words were relevant and powerful as usual – which is why we keep tuning in. The Gospel today was the familiar story of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, feeding over 5000 people. The priest brought out several meaningful […]

Interviewing Intern

My mom’s Parkinson’s exercise class includes a partnership with the local college. Each semester, they get new interns who help with the class. They also have projects that they work on during that time. The other day, one of the interns contacted us to interview my mom. She is gathering information and learning more about […]