Tag: Jesus

Baptism of Jesus

And the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” – Lk 3:22 The Holy Spirit says to Jesus “… with You I am well pleased.” Does the Holy Spirit say the same to us?… Read More ›

Recognizing the Messiah

“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”  – Lk 2:29-32 Simeon recognized the Messiah in a little baby. He looked… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Jan. 15-Jan. 19, 2017

Mon., January 16, 2017 Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 2:18-22 Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.” – Mk 2:19 What do I need to do have a deeper relationship with God? Lord, I desire a new and… Read More ›

I Did Not Know Him

Sun., January 15, 2017 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time “I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.’ Now I have seen and testified that he… Read More ›

A Light for Christ

Do those who seek God find Christ, not in a stable in Bethlehem, but in you and me? As a child, I lived in a dark world. I lived in a world where lies were truth and abuse was called love and dark was called light. Looking back I can see that there were people… Read More ›

Oct. 10-11, 2016

Monday, October 10 Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1; Luke 11:29-32  Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. – Lk 11:30 Jesus preaches repentance. What is God asking me to change? Lord, you are always nudging me to change many ways. Most times I just… Read More ›

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