Sunday, September 13, 2020

Holy Art with Medals


     The first time that I attempted one of my medal mosaics, I bought the supplies, laid them out on my dining room table, and took a deep breath. I’m not an artist or master crafter so I had doubts about how my project would turn out. 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

A Scriptural Way to Peace

  At times we need to reflect on gentler things that calm and refresh. One way is to think of good things and give thanks. It’s a formula for peace that God gave us in Scripture.

Friday, July 31, 2020

We Need the First Five Saturdays Now!

There is a lot to fret over in our culture but there is also a lot at our disposal to fight against it. One very powerful action we can take is the First Five Saturday devotion. If you have never done it before, I encourage you to do it now and stick with it.  The promises are powerful and the need is great. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

"From Severe Stuttering to Dramatic Success" by Chuck Piola

The teacher would call on me and I’d panic. My palms became damp with sweat and my throat would tighten.  I’d tell myself to calm down, but anxiety would force its way up.  The eyes of the other students seemed to bore a hole though me, watching and waiting for the answer that would not—could not--come. 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Help Souls in Purgatory and be Helped by Them

God is behind every miracle and every answer to prayer, but he made us a family that interacts and can help each other.  When Jesus walked the earth, he taught us to pray for one another. That desire does not end when someone dies.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Life Changing Marian Apparitions Every Catholic Should Know

         To know the Virgin Mary is to love her. One way we can get to know her better is through her visits from Heaven to Earth. Marian apparitions are simply "private revelations" illuminating aspects of faith but not revealing new ones since, according to Catholic doctrine, the age of public revelation ended with John, the last apostle. 
            These messages that are in union with the Church, increase our love of the Blessed Mother who she leads us closer to Jesus, and call us to pray more and offer repentance for our sins.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Where Politics and Science Collide

Politics and science are often at odds, according to Mike Maguire, an atmospheric scientist for 38 years and occasional guest as the “Catholic Meteorologist” on Relevant Radio's Drew Mariani Show.  He writes here as a guest blogger, expressing his perspective that politics has been trying to redefine science in the areas of climate and life. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Best Obituary Ever

         A friend of mine from Florida came across this obituary for Karen Dent and shared it with me. It is beautiful. I thought you would enjoy it too.Then, please join me in saying a prayer for Karen, although judging by the obituary, I suspect she is already in Heaven. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cloistered Nuns in Need: ‘Please Send Us Your Intentions’

        A group of cloistered Carmelite nuns are asking for your intentions so that they can pray for you. Imagine!  We would actually be doing them a favor to ask for their prayers. All cloistered nuns pray for us, (praise God for such a blessing).

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter Came, Just the Same

       Easter was very different this year. And yet, Jesus Christ is risen! Alleluia!
Before going to bed, I was scanning Facebook and came across a post about this year's Easter by our daughter, Teresa. I found it touching and I thought that you would too.

Monday, April 6, 2020

During Holy Week & Easter, Pray with Our Lady

Surely, no human being suffered more during the passion and death of Jesus Christ, or then rejoiced more at the resurrection than did the Blessed Mother. If we ask, she can help us to get closer to her Son in a special way during Holy Week and Easter. 
Beginning during Holy Week, we can ask Our Lady to walk with us as we follow Jesus to the cross.