Today my mom had some energy when she woke up, which was wonderful. After she got ready for her day, she did some cleaning up and dusting. Then she got tired. I encouraged her to lay down and relax. She was afraid she would go to sleep. I told her that was perfectly fine if […]


I have started up the Surrender Novena again. It brings me a lot of comfort. I was on day 4 today and the words struck my heart as Jesus speaking to me: Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say “You take care […]


Unfortunately, it is getting more and more difficult for my mother to attend Mass. This morning I decided to meet my son for the early Mass while my sister stayed with my mom. It had been a long time since I had been out early on a Sunday morning. There was little traffic and I […]

Always With Us

Today’s Gospel reading was the story of the disciples who were walking to Emmaus. They were walking away from Jerusalem where Jesus had been crucified. Basically, they thought the story was over and they were leaving. However, they met a man along the way who gave them insight into the scriptures. They didn’t recognize him […]

The Man Under the Shroud

The famous Shroud of Turin has always amazed me. It has long been believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Tonight I saw a video that introduced a new “hyper realistic” model of the man who was wrapped in the Shroud. The figure was made in great detail and awesome to see. The […]

Power of Water

My sister and I have been watching “The Chosen” and today were able to watch the final episode of season 3. This series is based on scripture, but focuses on the individual potential stories of the Apostles. It is wonderful plausible story telling along with gospel faith truths that have changed hearts. I, personally, cry […]

Mission Details

Our neighbors who were on the mission trip shared more details of their experience. Here are some that most touched my heart. “The school gave us the most amazing send-off I’ve ever experienced in all of my overseas teaching opportunities… Students from several grade levels performed traditional dances while other students and several teachers sang […]

Back From Mission

Our neighbors have been away on a mission trip for 6 weeks. They arrived back home today and the husband came over to collect their mail. He talked about their amazing experience for 45 minutes and could have gone on much longer. While they were there, they taught English, introduced the students and adults to […]

Resisting Temptation

This morning I listened to Fr. Mike Schmitz’s homily for today’s Mass readings. It included the account of when Jesus went into the wilderness, fasted for 40 days and was then tempted by the devil. From Jesus’ example, Fr. Mike gave realistic, sound advice for all of us when we find ourselves being tempted. He […]

Jesus Revolution

Today I put on my tie-dye I ❤️ Jesus t-shirt and was blessed to be able to go to the movie, “Jesus Revolution” with a group of people from the community where we live. It is based on a true story of the relationship between a street preacher, pastor, and young people looking for their […]