Sacrifice

Virtual Memorial Day

As with everything else these days, Memorial Day was different. We heard that bugler’s were encouraged to play Taps at 3:00 in the afternoon. There was also a flyover to honor the fallen heroes and the current heroes such as first responders and medical workers. Of course many people went out and about and had […]

Home Mass

I have been meeting with a great group of people in a “Small Church Community” for a couple of years now. It has been such a blessing. Several months ago, one of the men was diagnosed with bladder cancer. He had surgery that was successful at removing the existing cancer. Once he recovered, he and […]

Courageous Martyrs

Tonight in my Bible class, we read through the books of Maccabees. It was an amazing, yet disturbing account of the oppression and martyrdom of the Jewish people. Those who failed to obey the laws of the land and chose God’s laws instead were tortured and died horrible deaths. Probably the most famous story out […]

Want To Be Like God

Today I was happy to have the opportunity to attend a short Lent retreat at our parish. The talk was given by a Sister of the Merciful Jesus who spoke about the amazing mercy that Jesus offers to each one of us. She was full of joy, enthusiasm, and faith that was contagious. There was […]

Rescued and Rescuer

I find the politics in our society pretty disturbing, so I deliberately did not watch the State of the Union address. However, I did come upon the near end of it by accident. The President was introducing a gentleman who was rescued from the Dachau concentration camp. Sitting next to him was an American soldier […]

Vocal Vet

I went to the post office today to mail some packages. I guess I went at just the right time, as there was only 1 person in line in front of me. As I waited, though, the line grew behind me. A woman struck up a conversation with the man behind me and it was […]

Three Little Boys

My mom and I watched some of “America’s Got Talent” tonight. There was an amazing story that a father of 6 told before he sang to the audience. When his wife gave birth to their daughter, the 2 of them almost died. The man prayed all night and was of course grateful that his family […]