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 […]

God’s Service

As we enter into the Triduum, I admittedly have been struggling the past few days. I can’t even really explain it, but likely a combination of many factors – every day stress topped with a lack of social interaction, missing my friends and other family members, not being able to attend Mass or receive the […]


In my Bible class, we have been reading about the life of Jesus Christ. Most recently, we have looked at the hypocrisy of the majority of the Pharisees. They were intent on making rules upon rules for the Jewish people to follow. Yet, when God was present among them, they couldn’t wait to be rid […]

Inspiring Instructor

My aqua aerobics instructor recently turned 60 years old. To celebrate, she participated in an ironman triathlon. The competition included swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and then running a marathon of 26.2 miles. She finished in 4th place overall for women and 1st in her age group. She is quite an inspiration, very humble, […]

Yes Ma’am

My mom had physical therapy today. As her therapist was walking us out, a young man was walking in with another therapist. She asked him a question and he responded, “Yes, Ma’am.” A man said hello to him and he responded, “Hello, Sir.” My mom’s therapist said that the young man told them that his […]

Not Failing Lent

I have been doing my best to do Lent well. I always have good intentions at the beginning and am determined to pray and fast without fail. Unfortunately,  I have not been as perfect as my intentions would have me to be. A particular meditation video that I watched this morning really hit my heart. […]

Response to Anger

This morning, my parent’s and I read a reflection on the scripture where Jesus says, “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment…” We were to think […]