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New Normal Sunday

My sister and son came over this morning and we all visited on the front porch with coffee and treats while social distancing. The weather was perfect before the rainstorm moved in – not too hot or too cold. It was nice to see them face to face. In the afternoon, we went to Mass […]

Biblical Impact

This year of my Bible School has been pretty chaotic for me. When my dad had the stroke in January, I ended up missing 8 classes. I had stayed in contact with the teacher and she encouraged me not to give up. I made it back for 1 class, then the corona virus hit. Luckily, […]

What Is Faith

Today’s Gospel reading was the story of two disciples who left the city of Jerusalem after the death of Jesus and were on their way to Emmaus. They had even heard that Jesus was raised from the dead and some of their friends had seen Him. But they lacked faith and were on their way […]

Covid-19 Cadet Commencement

My parents and I were intrigued to see what the Air Force Academy graduation would look like today, so I found it online and we watched it live. The commencement was not held in the same location on the grounds, so it looked different immediately. The stage that held the speakers including Vice President Mike […]

Proper Focus

I read a meditation today that was so fitting for life right now, I feel it needs to be shared. It is from Strength & Grace Daily Devotions and says in part: ” Despair and disappointment set in. A woe-is-me attitude prevails. How do we rise from the doldrums? How do we continue? We turn […]

Easter in the Desert

A friend of mine has a daughter who is a Franciscan Sister. Over the years I have seen photos and videos of her. What is most evident is her joy. She has a beautiful faith that shines through her smile. The young woman is also a talented speaker and musician. My friend shared a recent […]

Grinch Returned Easter

A friend shared a reflection with me that was written by a retired Christian pastor. It really touched my heart, so am sharing it here. THE GRINCH THAT RETURNED EASTER Sometime in the last 2000 years—Resurrection Sunday got hijacked. It got commercialized into bunnies and eggs, chocolate rabbits and “tip of the hat” church attendance. […]