A Mission from God

Last week, I was blessed to attend the annual Heartbeat International Conference, held in Chicago.  The theme was “On a Mission from God,” inspired by the classic 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.”  We all received dark sunglasses for fun, and I swear I saw Elwood greeting people at the door! I attended many of these […]

Alleluia! He is Risen!

The celebration of Easter begins, for our home, with the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday night.  In the early years of the Church, Christians would read the story of our salvation, sing psalms, and pray from sunset until sunrise.  In our modern day, we just gather for about three hours!  Scripture passages include the story […]

Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection

I read the following reflection at my Lay Dominican meeting this weekend. (St. Mary Magdalene Chapter, St. Albert the Great Province)  We take turns sharing reflections, usually using the Sunday Gospel reading. ********************* This weekend, the Church will once again hear the remarkable Gospel passage of Lazarus being raised from the dead.  This miracle is […]

#MondayMercy: Ransom the Captive

As  I pondered which work of mercy I wanted to look at this week, I finally settled on this one:  Ransom the Captive.  It is an interesting concept in our time.  When I hear the word “ransom” I think of kidnappers demanding money from parents.  When I hear “captive,” I think of hostages in a […]

The Blood of Martyrs

This morning I was shocked and saddened to read of the brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel, a Catholic priest in France.  Father Hamel was assisting at a small rural parish while the pastor was on vacation.  While saying Mass, Islamic terrorists entered the Church, forced him to his knees, and slit his throat reportedly […]

A Different Kind of #WorthRevisit

Generally, when I participate in the #WorthRevisit Link-Up, I am posting something I wrote before; thus the revisit concept.  Then I share it with the Reconciled to You and Theology is a Verb blogs.  It’s been a great way for me to “meet” other writers and speakers who enjoy sharing their faith.  But today, I have […]

#WorthRevisit: Always a Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, I am posting this for the #WorthRevisit link-up on Reconciled to You. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s reading this, especially to my own mom, Kathleen, who gave me, and continues to give me life and love. ************************************************************* Twenty-one years ago, I celebrated Mother’s Day for the first […]

#WorthRevisit: Those Silly Online Quizzes

Time for another Wednesday #WorthRevisiting post.  I enjoy linking up at Reconciled to You, and reading what other bloggers have to share.  I decided to go way back today. In fact, this post was originally on my other blog, which is now dedicated to my stamping.  This was written in July 2014, just two months […]

Praying with the Psalms

For the last few months, I have been posting about prayer time on my personal Facebook page each Wednesday.  I invite people to list prayer requests on the thread, or in a private message.  I was inspired to do this by several ministry friends, and it has truly been a blessing. I have been keeping […]