Jesus, A Friend, and Two Deer

When my son’s best friend died, I went over to my church and scheduled him to be specifically prayed for during the petitions at a couple of Masses. Today was one of them. Mass was at 7:00 am. Even with all my good intentions, I was a little late. I heard the Gospel, there was […]

Respite Retreat

This weekend I was truly blessed to be able to take a personal respite retreat. I was really desiring some time to just be alone and take a little break. As I thought and prayed about the best way to do this, I was reminded of a monastery I had driven by several times that […]

Stay In Day

Today was another day of cool, damp weather and we had nowhere we needed to go. My mom and I were able to get outside for a short walk and breathed in the brisk air. Other than that, I stayed inside in my comfy sweat pants. I cooked some, cleaned some, got caught up on […]

Moments With God

Today I felt blessed to be able to take a few minutes during the day to spend with God – in prayer, in meditation, at Mass, and in the Bible. There were times when anxiety tried to creep into my mind, but these moments of spiritual rest helped me to stay at peace. I Found […]

Found the Rocks

I had a couple of available hours this afternoon, so my son and I went on a little hike. I wanted to try a place that was close, but somewhere that I hadn’t been. Online I found what looked like a great option and saw photos of some pretty interesting rock formations. We set off […]

Peaceful Presence

I had my Bible class tonight at the church and due to an impending snowstorm, we finished up a little bit early. I took the opportunity to spend some time in the church itself. As I looked around at the sanctuary, the tabernacle, the altar, and other symbols, I realized so many connections to the […]

Peaceful Surrender

Today is the Feast of St. Therese – the “Little Flower”. I read a quote from her that included the words, ” . . .  this road is the surrender of the little child who sleeps without fear in its Father’s arms.” That sounded very peaceful to me. Later in the evening, I went to […]