The Peace Love Rock

My parents were awake early this morning with sore arms from their 2nd COVID-19 vaccines. They took a Tylenol and headed back to bed. They got up a few hours later and had breakfast. They were still a little achy and very tired. So they took another Tylenol and laid back down. They rested another […]

Inspired by Daniel

Tonight I started reading the book of Daniel in my Bible class. Yes, we went through the famous stories of Daniel being saved as he was thrown into the lion’s den, and that of his friends being saved when they were thrown into a fiery furnace. There is more to the stories and more to […]

Memory and Reminder

A friend sent me a message today of a plaque he saw at the store. It said, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. ” Proverbs 3:5-6. It not only brought back wonderful memories of […]

How to Wait

In studying the prophets, there are many exhortations about the demise of those not following God. At the same time, there is encouragement for the righteous. There is hope for those who walk by faith. Today I read a meditation that focused on the same topic. It quoted Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the realization of […]

Grateful for Uncertainty

I read a quote today that struck me as so fitting. It puts a whole new perspective on the faith life. “When the future seems uncertain and all you see is darkness, you have something you don’t have during times of tranquility: the opportunity to trust in Jesus.” Gary Zimac from his book Stop Worrying […]

My Trust is in the Lord

The past few days have been filled with unrest. I heard in a homily today what has been repeated by many faithful friends that as Christians, we need to remember that our hope and trust is not in a governmental system, a political party, or the things we read or hear in forms of media. […]

Old Man and Old Dog

I have been taking advantage of the pick up option at the grocery store. It is easy to make the list online and schedule the time to pick up the order. I don’t even have to get out of the car – they wheel out the groceries and put them right into the trunk. I […]

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 […]