Tag: reflections

Seeking A Sign

He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Mk 8:12 Jesus sighed.  The Pharisees were testing him. They did not believe him and did not wish to believe him. They probably would not… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

April 24 – 28, 2017

Mon., April 24, 2017 Acts 4:23-31; John 3:1-8 Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” – Jn 3:3 How have I felt the movement of the Holy Spirit in my life? Lord, your spirit is always moving… 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 ›

The Narrow Gate

Sun., August 21, 2016 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough – Luke 13:24 Salvation comes from God, not from our own efforts. Salvation is a grace. A free gift. It is not about pulling… 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 ›

June 27-July 1

Mon., June 27, 2016 Amos 2:6-10, 13-16; Matthew 8:18-22 A scribe approached and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” – Mt 8:19 Jesus says “Follow me.” What does it mean to follow Jesus? Lord, I yearn to follow you. What does it mean for me to follow you? Help me… Read More ›

June 20-24, 2016

Mon., June 20, 2016 2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18; Matthew 7:1-5 Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? – Mt. 7:3 Jesus tells us: “Stop judging.” Do I judge others? Lord, there are times that I become very judgmental. It is… Read More ›

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

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