I began praying the 54 day Novena devotion yesterday. I started it in praise to God, as I found I had not been giving Him enough praise in my life. And I am not talking about the “thank you God” type of praise. I am talking about the praise due to the creator of the universe, the… Continue reading Enter the faith
Social media has taken its toll. This morning, in and out of taking breaks from a complex reading, I used a break to read several articles that talked about the messages we are sending as a society. I read about expectations and hopes and dreams. I followed that up with some general internet surfing. And… Continue reading How many likes will I get?
“This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own.” Isaiah 59:6-7 “Fasting… Continue reading Simple Christianity: Being our Most Authentic Selves
I have been preoccupied with a rather fascinating book, recommended to me by The Modern Theologian. It could quite be the best book I have ever read. I say “could” because I am neither done with it nor think it to be a book. It is a movement. It is the embodiment of the Holy… Continue reading Have I loved you?
If my choices are between eating food or books for dinner, the latter has always won. I find reviewing books a part of God’s calling on my own life, helping people steer an often times confusing ship. I am not one for fluff, or the easy road or using big words because they make you… Continue reading God’s calling, discernment and a book that actually helps! Say Yes to Father Albert’s “Saying Yes”
“Does the master break down doors to enter his own home?” Teilhard de Chardin, Hymn of the Universe “The Lord remembered her,” (speaking of Hannah, 1 Samuel 1, Old Testament) Sometimes, all we want to feel is that we matter. Our work goes unnoticed, our family forgets us and our friends sometimes expect more of… Continue reading The Grave of the Unknown Climber
“for never can that heart be satisfied which seeks anything but God.” Madame Martin (The Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux) O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there… Continue reading The God I cannot see
“A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more.” We talk a lot about human life in terms of abortion. We talk about why God values the lives of the unborn. There are protests and signs and lots… Continue reading Come eat at my table