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Are We Aware?

And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. – Lk 4:24 I heard new things in this gospel reading today. And it led to a lot of questions. Do we take others for granted? Do we take our co-workers and family members for granted? Do we… Read More ›

The Inn of God’s Heart

While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Lk 2:6-7) Jesus was born in anonymity. Jesus came uninvited into a… Read More ›

Visitation

“Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” – Lk 1:45 Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that her cousin, Elizabeth, in her old age, is also blessed to be with child.  Unlike the fearful Zechariah, Mary believed what the angel had told her. And… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

Aging Gracefully

Getting old is not for wimps. Or so they say. My knee gave out on me last week. The pain was excruciating. However, a few days with rest and ice, it improved a lot. But it didn’t go away. Tests are still pending. It is very interesting to find myself looking at the world through… Read More ›

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