Intimacy

Shuv

I often go to bed with a song in my head that I think about if I wake up in the middle of the night. Tonight I had my Bible class. As we continue reading the prophets, we see that they are always calling the people to turn back to God or “shuv” in Hebrew. […]

Blessing of Communion

It has been now 4 months since my parents and I have received Holy Communion and even longer since we have been to Mass. After my dad came home from rehab and before the corona virus hit, we were blessed to have an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion come to the house a couple of […]

Tangible Love

This evening I was blessed to attend the wedding of a good friend who I worked with at the church years ago. I always admired what a strong, independent woman she is and never even saw her dating during the years I knew her. So when she told me she was getting married, I was […]

Living as Siblings

Tonight I had a conversation with a young man in my Bible class. He has a faith that is evident and intriguing. In the conversation he mentioned his wife. I asked how long they had been married. He said they were civilly married a couple years ago. Then he said that they had been living […]

His Anointing

A couple weeks ago, a friend found out he has an aggressive type of cancer. Though he’s almost 80 years old, he would drive to his condo in the mountains and go skiing all during the winter. He felt great, but had some minor pains that he took to be kidney stones. So, he and […]

Intimate Anointing

We have been saying prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes for a couple of weeks – call it an extended novena. Today was her feast day. The cathedral in the city had a special Mass which was to include the Anointing of the Sick, so my parents and I went. We saw one of their […]

Made For More

Tonight I went to an interesting and powerful event called “Made For More” led by Christopher West. The presentation started with a somewhat disturbing animated video of people on their cell phones not paying any attention to one another, dehumanizing horrific events, and finally following each other as they walk off a cliff. The point […]

Commotion and Peace

My brother stayed with my mom this morning while my dad and I went to church. We went to an earlier Mass than we usually go to, known as the “kid’s Mass”. The church was full to the brim with young families. There was a lot of action and chatter and SHH’s and a few […]

Long Lasting Friendships

Today my parents completed their 2-week long anniversary and birthday celebrations. We met their group of friends at a local restaurant for lunch. They have known each other for over 40 years. My mom met the women through teaching music. They have been through many wonderful and many difficult times together. The group of them and […]

Close Friends, Lifted Spirits, Good Care

I started this morning by making cinnamon rolls with my grandson. Then I headed off to see some friends that I haven’t seen for a long time. I met my prayer group for breakfast. Of course, there were lots of hugs and tears all around as we shared our significant moments with each other. One […]