Service

TAPS Across America

My mom was happy to get back to her online exercise class after they took a 2 week break. After the hour class, the participants chatted about what was the best thing that happened during their hiatus. One man said that he participated in TAPS Across America. Some family and friends came over on Memorial […]

His Love Testimony

Most of the caregiver groups I participate in are comprised of wives taking care of their husbands. There is an occasional daughter caring for a parent and there are little to no men. Today I logged onto a new class I signed up for. One of the participants was a man caring for his wife. […]

Highest Honors

I read a meme today that cut to my heart. It said, “To care for those who once cared for us is one of life’s highest honors.” Enough said. I Found God today in an inspiring quote.

Committed to the Elderly

Today my mom had a Zoom meeting with some instructors and participants from her Parkinson’s exercise class. One of the student interns who help with the program gave a presentation on the research she had done. Her topic was the importance of having a physical person lead an exercise class as opposed to watching it […]

God’s Service

As we enter into the Triduum, I admittedly have been struggling the past few days. I can’t even really explain it, but likely a combination of many factors – every day stress topped with a lack of social interaction, missing my friends and other family members, not being able to attend Mass or receive the […]

Counting Blessings

This morning, I read a quote that stuck with me through the day, “In a society that has you counting money, pounds, calories, and steps, be a rebel and count your blessings instead.” Lisa Heckman In the afternoon, I was able to go to a caregiver’s support group. The people there lived this statement. Although […]

Seeing Jesus

In my Bible class tonight, my teacher told a story about a monk who wanted to see Jesus before he died. While in prayer, Jesus said He would meet the man the next day. The following day, the monk awaited eagerly in his room to meet with Jesus. He didn’t attend Mass as usual. He […]

Just Help

As I skimmed through my email this morning, I came across a short video and a written meditation, both focusing on the theme for today’s Gospel about the rich man who did not care about the poor man at his doorstep. They also both held the same message- help those around you. There are so […]

Powerful Service

I watched a reflection today from Dynamic Catholic that included a story about how one person chose to serve a stranger in jail due to a chance phone call. It was an interesting and powerful story, so I would like to share it here.┬áThe reflection is first followed by the story. I Found God today […]

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 […]