Prepare Ye

For the past week or so, we have been talking about the movie, “Godspell”. We always loved the music and sang a couple of the tunes. Neither mom nor I have the stamina to get to church, so we went downstairs to the big TV. The Mass we landed on was the one from the […]

To Boast of Miracles

I listened to the Gospel reading this morning. It was the story of Jesus healing a man with leprosy and asking him not to tell anyone but the priests to see that he was clean and able to be part of the community once again. The man who was healed could not keep it to […]

Burden Barrier

My mom read today’s excerpt from our “Jesus Calling” book. It said in part, “Refresh yourself in the Peace of My Presence. This Peace can be your portion at all times and in all circumstances. Learn to hide in the secret of My Presence…” It talked about not being weighed down with problems and I […]

Only To Trust

Other than getting well and trying to trust in God, I have no resolutions for the upcoming year. This year in particular has taught me that I’m better off if I don’t anticipate or have expectations. But that’s not meant in a negative way. One quote that struck me today was by Henri Nouwen, “If […]

COVID Christmas

Mom and I were blessed today despite it being a COVID Christmas. We are incredibly grateful that Mom still has pretty mild symptoms. This morning I got out the Christmas tablecloth and put away the Advent wreath to mark the change of atmosphere. We Zoomed with family and opened a couple of presents that made […]

Jesus is Everywhere

My mom had a therapist come over today to try to help her with daily activities and movement. She saw a picture of Jesus that was in my mom’s room. She told me about a Mercy Me concert that she took her daughter to last night. They were introducing their new album “Always Only Jesus”. […]

Perfect Trifecta

Today I was happy to have a few hours to myself. I scheduled the day so I would be able to spend some time in the church. I arrived just a few minutes early for the time for Confession and was actually the first one there. It was nice to have a different priest from […]

Watching Over Us

Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I have a prayer app on my phone called, Hallow. Today started a 33 day devotion to Jesus through Mary that will finish with a consecration to Mary. Basically, a person entrusts themselves to the protection, guidance, and intercession of Our Blessed Mother. […]

Mission Trip Stories

Today we went to our neighbor’s house for a visit and lunch. While we were there, they showed us the video of the mission trip they just returned from in Ecuador. They always have great stories to tell about their trips and the impact the Bible/English Camp has on the participants and their families. One […]

The Good Book

Since we are in a cleaning out mood, my mom has been going through her bookcase. Today she pulled out a funny illustrated paperback named, *The Good Book, by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as told to David Evans.” It’s just a short book with humorous captioned cartoon type drawings. The one she called me […]