Tag: love

Grandpa

Update on the birds – They come everyday. All kinds of birds. Bluejays and cardinals and tiny little things I do not know the name of. Unfortunately, the squirrels come, too. Evidently, they like bird food. They really are pests. And they scare the birds, so I looked up ways of keeping squirrels away. I… Read More ›

July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” – Matthew 13:43 We often forget that we are children of God. If we take the time to listen … listen to His Word, in scripture, in our hearts, then we… Read More ›

Wheat and Weeds

“Let them grow together until harvest…”  – Matthew 13:30 Jesus tells us that the kingdom includes both good and evil. We are both wheat and weeds.  We go to church, not because we are perfect, but because we know we are not perfect and we need God in our lives. We know that we need… Read More ›

Love with Mercy

“If you knew what this meant, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned these innocent men.  For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.” – Mt 12:7-8 Here in this gospel, Jesus makes it clear that He wants us to love with mercy, not judgement. He wants us to love… Read More ›

Bluejays and Other Blessings

I had an interesting month of June. To say the least. First, there was the car accident. Second, there was the move. Regardless of car accidents and pain, we still needed to move. My husband is such an expert at moving now, and is so organized, he had done a lot before the car accident…. Read More ›

When Life Interrupts Us

My husband and I were in a car accident last week.  A car ran a red light and cut right in front of us. The airbags came out and smacked us in the chest and face and it felt like the air got sucked right out of our lungs.  The picture I cannot get out… 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 ›

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 ›

August 8-12, 2016

Mon., August 8, 2016 St. Dominic, priest Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28c; Matthew 17:22-27 “But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax. Give that to them for me… Read More ›

July 18-22, 2016

Mon., July 18, 2016 Micah 6:1-4, 6-8; Matthew 12:38-42 You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 What does it mean to love goodness and walk humbly with God?… Read More ›

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