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Hear God’s Voice

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September 2, 2020

At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. – Luke 4:42 Jesus often went to a deserted place in order to pray. He needed to listen for God’s voice. And then he went… Read More ›

Stay Awake

Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. – Mt 24:42 Stay awake. Pay attention. God is with us always. Are we aware of His presence?  What do we miss when we go through our days half asleep? What do we miss when we close our eyes and… Read More ›

Come and See

But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” John 1:45-51 Come and see. How often do we hear those words? In the silence of prayer? In reading scripture. In the invitations from others? Come and see. How often do we say these words? To our… Read More ›

God Makes all Things Possible

Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26 We went to a diaconate ordination last Saturday. We just had to go – my husband has mentored one of the new deacons. We have been traveling the long road with him to… Read More ›

Reaching Out in Prayer

After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. – Matthew 14:24 Mass is prayer and is one of the most important ways to grow closer to God. Praying with community is important. However, personal prayer, spending time alone with Jesus, is also… Read More ›

Listen to Him

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” – Matthew 17:5 Listen to Him. Wow. There it is. Listen to Him. Listen to Jesus. That listening… Read More ›

The Better Part

“There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” – Luke 10:42 I have often been more Mary than Martha. Prayer time is a priority for me. Or at least it was. Since this pandemic thing took control of our lives, my prayer… Read More ›

Love Forever And Two Days

For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother. – Mt 12:50 My husband and I are celebrating our 41st anniversary today. 41 years that have gone by so fast, in the blink of an eye. We are so blessed and we have not ever taken our relationship… Read More ›

Trust in Jesus

At that time Jesus said in reply, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.” (Mt 11:25) Pharisees rejected Jesus. They closed their hearts to Him. Pride shut them off from Jesus. … Read More ›

Do Not Be Afraid

So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. – Matthew 10:31 “So do not be afraid.” Jesus tells us that a lot. In fact it is in the Bible over 300 times. I guess God knows we need that reassurance. Do not be afraid. We are not alone even though it… Read More ›

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