Sunday, November 29, 2020

Powerful Reminder to Pray First


I had forgotten to pray prior to practice with my co-hosts for our upcoming TV talk show, “Ladies of Another View” on BEK News
It was something we had done a few times and everyone happily agreed that it was a good idea. Then, I let it slip away. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

For the Man Who Hated Christmas

 




This story was published in Woman’s Day magazine December 14, 1982. It was the winning entry out of thousands of entries in the “My Most Moving Holiday Tradition” contest. 

“For the Man Who Hated Christmas” 

by Nancy W. Gavin 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Need a lift? Join Me at This Free Mom's Event

 
    This past week knocked me down in a way I don’t usually succumb. It’s not just our country, it’s our Church too for a number of reasons.

I hunkered down and prayed more. I focused on the fact that spiritual things are most important and they are all that is going to matter in the end. I also realize that even if I personally feel helpless, my prayers make a difference.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Threat of Biden According to Archbishop Sheen


         The threat against religious
 liberty that Joe Biden brings to 
his run for the Whitehouse was 
addressed by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen in 1947 in his  book, Characters of 
the  Passion. 

          For all the accusations that Christian and Catholic teaching is dangerous to our free society, Sheen pointed out that the reality is quite the contrary.“It was Jesus Christ who suffered under Pontius Pilate; it was not Pontius Pilate who suffered under Jesus Christ.  The grave danger today is not religion in politics but politics in religion.”

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Stevie Nicks vs Pope Leo on Freedom




In a recent interview with The Guardian, Rocker Stevie Nicks revealed her confusion to think that sex, drugs and rock and roll were greater than her baby. She ended her child’s life in 1979 while dating Don Henley of The Eagles.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sacred Heart Promises Come True

 
The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart that Jesus gave us in 1673 changes lives. Through a series of apparitions to  St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, (feast day October 17) a nun in Paray-le-Monial, France, Jesus revealed the extent of his burning love for us.

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.