Action Not Opinion

I received a wonderful reflection the other day and kept it in my inbox. It was a quote from St. Mother Teresa who always had meaningful and simple insights. I read it again today and was amazed and moved by the continued relevance of her words:“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.” […]

Love Hurts

Today I read a quote from St. Mother Teresa that really caused me to contemplate: “Love is full of paradoxes. I have found that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” I Found God today in a new way of thinking about love.

Offering Candy

We had a great family get together today to celebrate birthdays and send off my brother on his next adventure. One of the things we talked about was the recent Halloween antics. It reminded me of something the priest said yesterday at All Saints Day mass. The church had a “Trunk or Treat” event. Participants […]

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 […]

Another St. Anthony Answer

Yesterday I talked with a friend who lost a very precious rosary. I told her the story of when my son lost his rosary. He was about 9 years old and had brought it to school. He went through every pocket in his backpack and again when we got home. It was not to be […]

Patron Saint Thomas

As I was going through my morning prayers and readings, I found that today the church honors St. Thomas the Apostle. I told my parents about it at breakfast figuring my dad would take special interest as he shares the name. My dad told me that when he was in elementary school, he chose St. […]

Homes of Love and Peace

One of the reflections that I read today said, “More and more, make your homes places of love and peace,” quoted by St. Teresa of Calcutta. Those were exactly the words of encouragement that I needed. And that is what I need to strive to do more of. I Found God today in needed words […]

Grandfather the Magician

My sister and my dad worked long and hard today on the scrapbook pages about my grandfather the magician. One year when he came out for a visit, he went into our grade school classes and performed some of his illusions. He kept all kinds of memorabilia, including thank you notes sent by the children […]

St. Anthony Comes Through Again

A week ago Sunday, we went to church, then out to lunch as usual. Later that day, my mom realized she was missing an earring. We looked all over the house and the car to no avail. We said a prayer to St. Anthony and called the restaurant and the church. Neither had the earring, […]

Broken Things

This morning when I was out driving, the song, “Broken Things” by Matthew West came on. It is one of my new favorite songs because it is about how God can work through each one of us – regardless of our condition. We only need to allow Him to. I often think of the saints […]