Remembering Lourdes

Last night before bed, I came across a video of the pastor I worked for, who once again spoke to my heart. He talked about the upcoming Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of the Sick, which is on Saturday. He told the story of the young girl, now known as […]

One of the Good Ones

I was talking to a friend yesterday who told me a story about her husband. He had a very rough drive home the other day with road closures and detours. Just when he thought he was in the clear, he ran over an obstacle in the road that he couldn’t avoid. There was a loud […]

Dying To Self

Today I listened to a meditation that focused on dying to self. The message was about our need to allow parts of ourselves to “die”. Perhaps bad habits, thoughts, ways we treat others, burdens we carry,..etc. We need to let go of the things that are not of God – not blessing us or others. […]

Grateful Reminder

I went to get a bone density test today, which I have never had before. It was just like a low powered x-ray. I have had x-rays on my back at different times during my life for different reasons. The technician today said the same thing that the others have said… “Um…did you know your […]

God’s Care

I had a great time at dinner with friends tonight. I told them the story of lunch with my mom and friends yesterday and wondered how long our group would be able to continue our monthly get togethers. This got us talking about our future and what we were planning on doing. I said I […]

Powerful Messages

After what seemed to be a really long day yesterday, we were grateful that my mom slept very well and long last night. She was feeling better today and even got dressed for church. But it would not have been a good idea to go, so we went downstairs and watched a local Mass on […]

Radical Conversion

Last night I watched a video of an amazing conversion. The young woman at the center of the story was abused from a very young age. She told the story of how she was able to escape from her situation and how God saved her life. He did this through Christian women who were committed […]

The Headstone

My dad was buried in a National Cemetery. This afternoon my sister, mom, and I went out to put some flowers at his site for Easter. It was nice to see the headstone that was put in place last week. But at the same time, it made his death more real, more permanent. I thought […]

Life is Not Mine

Over the past 3 days, my parents and I have been watching a parish retreat. The priest offered a different way of viewing sins – as wounds. Our wrongdoings certainly have an effect on us and on our souls. He led meditative prayer to ask God to heal those wounds. One thought that stuck with […]

Our Lady of Lourdes Continues

My parents and I once again celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. A friend shared a beautiful story about a French nun who survived COVID-19 and was celebrating her 117th birthday today. This afternoon, I was able to get Communion from the church and bring it home to my parents. A friend called […]