God’s Day

It was a rough night last night with not much sleep. My parents got up with many worries on their minds. After breakfast we said some prayers, including my favorite to Our Lady of Lourdes. When we finished, we decided that we had left our upcoming day in God’s hands and that nothing would happen […]

Trust for the Good

Today I was talking with a friend about yesterday’s theme of harmful fear. We talked about how trusting in God’s love and goodness is the antidote to fear. That, of course, is easier said than done. But she said something else that to me was profound and that I would like to try to remember. […]

Harmful Fear

A family friend used to come over once a week and play piano with my mom. Then we would go to lunch. We haven’t seen her in 3 months. But everyone felt comfortable enough to invite her over today. We all started with our masks on. However, it wasn’t long before it became frustrating for […]

Praying With the Pope

The other day I learned that Pope Francis was offering a special blessing to those who would join in praying with him for an end to the pandemic. I found that EWTN would be airing the event, so my parents and I watched and participated from the living room. It was surreal to see Pope […]

One Wrong Move

I got up yesterday morning with a mission of accomplishing all the errands that needed to be done. I talked with several doctor offices and postponed appointments, or in 1 case actually got the necessary information from the doctor without having to go to their facility. I dropped off tax information, dropped off hearing aids […]

God’s Got It

A few months ago, my son was hurt on the seasonal job he was working for. It has been a long road for him and he has been searching for a new job. Today I was literally on my knees praying that God give him a job that would be most beneficial for him and […]

Don’t Hold On

There is a daily reflection that I received a couple of days ago that I have left in my inbox so I can read it over and over again. I need to remember this not just every day, but it seems every second of every minute of every day. “Don’t hold onto anything. There is […]

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 […]

He is Trustworthy

This morning as I was in prayer, I asked God to help me trust Him more. As I went through the day, I was reminded of the ways God already has taken care of me. I talked to a friend who is also a caregiver and remembered my incredible experience at Lourdes when I was […]

Mom’s Prayer

Today I visited a friend who has cancer and his wife. When I got back home, my mom and I questioned if it is harder for the one who is ill, or for the other who watches their loved one go through an illness. The latter can feel like there is nothing they can do […]