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Do Not Be Afraid

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. – Lk 1:30-31 Do not be afraid.  I love those words. The hymn “Be Not Afraid” is one of my… Read More ›

Silence

Silence, all people, in the presence of the LORD, who stirs forth from his holy dwelling. – Zec 2:17 I love silence. I crave silence. Especially these days.  I am on sick leave from work and I spend a lot of time praying. And reflecting on my life.  Now I have time. And I am… Read More ›

Jesus Heals Us

Then astonishment seized them all and they glorified God, and, struck with awe, they said, “We have seen incredible things today.” (Lk 5:26) Are we open every day to seeing incredible things? Do we notice what happens around us throughout our days? Do we see with wonder, like children? Do we pay attention? The men… Read More ›

Heal Me, Lord

Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” – Mt 9:29 What faith these two blind men had. They knew Jesus would heal them, they believed, and they were healed. I am not sure I have that kind of faith. I believe Jesus can heal, but… Read More ›

First Wednesday of Advent

“The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces” – Isaiah 25:8 Advent has just begun and I am suffering. Suffering from an illness that seemed to come out of nowhere. It has really knocked me down and out. The love and care of my husband has kept me from despair. The cards and prayers… Read More ›

It Has Been A Long Time

Well, it has been a long time. A year. There are lots of reasons for my lack of updates and reflections. But they would only bore you. So I won’t go there. Except to say that I hope I am back. And I hope you will still want to read what I write. After all… Read More ›

Baby Steps

It has been ages since I last wrote a reflection or a meditation for either of my websites. There are many reasons for this, but they all point to one fact – too busy. It isn’t really a good reason, but it is all I’ve got. Stress and sorrow and busyness have filled my days… Read More ›

Love Forever and Two Days

Sometimes words are just not enough to express our feelings. We struggle to find the right ones and they are just not there. That is true even in our prayer life. Often “we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.” (Romans 8:26) Sometimes we fumble… Read More ›

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

I am pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a book called The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. It is a devotional published by Ave Maria Press with daily reflections from over 80 contributors from CatholicMom.com, including well known authors such as Lisa Hendey (founder of CatholicMom.com), Sarah Reinhard, Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Scalia. And lesser… Read More ›

Love Each Other Through the Pain

I was wondering how to say it. I wanted to be clear and concise. I wanted to express my feelings about Orlando. But I couldn’t find the words. Orlando. The city that was once just a sleepy town. Innocent lives lost. And no answer to that question we all ask. Why? I do not want… Read More ›

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

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