Tag: prayer

Never Give Up

“She came and fell at his feet.” Mk 7:25 Sometimes we find ourselves in a difficult or painful situation that we are not sure we will ever survive. And all we can do is get on our knees and beg God for a miracle.Have you ever felt that way? Isn’t that how the woman in… Read More ›

Follow Me

As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. – Mk 2:14 Follow me. Do you remember when you first heard those words from Jesus? Perhaps you heard them through a friend or family member, encouraging… Read More ›

Gifts

I’m back. It has been a month since I last posted. Between the stresses of a sick husband and the pandemic and dealing with Medicare, etc., I just never felt like writing. Or reading. In other words, I have been feeling overwhelmed. And as usual, when I feel overwhelmed, even the smallest things stress me… Read More ›

Venting

Its been a long time since I have written. No blog. No reflection. My life has been too crazy. My husband recently got pneumonia. In this time of coronavirus, that is even scarier than usual. He was admitted to the hospital. There was some miscommunication with my family on visiting rules. One of my sons… Read More ›

Hear God’s Voice

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 ›

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 ›

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