Loved and Beloved

What memory, if any, do you have of a time you felt completely loved? Not the mushy fleeting feelings of giddiness and butterflies. Rather, a deep abiding love not dependent on conditions. A love given exclusively for your own good. No strings attached. Parental love might be a good example, especially for their newborn children,Continue reading “Loved and Beloved”

Mary, Mary Quite Extraordinary

He approached the table where I was seated and took the seat next to mine posing a question about how I knew that Mary really interceded in my life, and could the blessings I encountered really be possible? Perhaps, I could give him some “concrete examples?” I had just finished giving a little personal testimonyContinue reading “Mary, Mary Quite Extraordinary”

Female Balancing Act

As a woman, I wear many hats. Wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, friend, mentor, toilet cleaner, meal maker, dessert creator and consumer. But this is only a few of my hats, and like you, they are as diverse and adaptable as the situation requires. We women know how to multitask like no other. Why just theContinue reading “Female Balancing Act”

Ominous Words

“Lord, Lord open the door for us!” But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” (Matt 25:13) I have had my share of bad news as many of you have. Getting a diagnosis which leaves usContinue reading “Ominous Words”


For a few months now in the daily readings, I have noticed an overarching theme proclaimed through the prophets. Here are a few examples. “Return, O Israel, to the Lord, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt.” (Hosea 14:2) “Unless your faith is firm you shall not be firm!” (Isaiah 7:9) “Behold, I amContinue reading “Rebellious”