Tag: prayer

Talk to Jesus First

Today’s Gospel: Luke 6:12-19 Many times throughout the gospels, we read about Jesus taking some time away from the crowds to pray. Today’s gospel tells us how Jesus went to be alone and to pray and then chose the Twelve apostles. So I would have to think that if Jesus needs some alone time to… Read More ›

Jesus in Our Midst

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. – Matthew 18:20 This verse is a well-known verse. I wonder if we are aware of it when meeting with others. Do we know that Jesus is with us when gathered in His name? There is… Read More ›

Prepare for Jesus

“You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” – Lk 12:40 How does one prepare for the coming of Jesus into our everyday lives? We are not always aware of Jesus’ presence. We try to be, but there are a lot of distractions in… 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 ›

Retirement

I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed writing and sharing my reflections on scripture, on life, on everyday moments. Now that I am retired, I have time. Or maybe it is better to say that I will soon have time. Right now we are getting ready to move. Packing and cleaning and planning. This is our last… 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 ›

Dec. 12-16, 2016

Mon., December 12, 2016 Our Lady of Guadalupe Zechariah 2:14-17 or Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Luke 1:26-38 or Luke 1:39-47 And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” – Lk 1:46-47 Mary rejoices in God’s loving care for the lowly. How might I help someone… Read More ›

Setting the World on Fire

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.” – Luke 12:49 What a statement. Sometimes I think we picture Jesus as this feel-good person who is always smiling and always gentle and always peaceful. But when I really think about it, when I see how much… 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 ›

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 ›

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

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