But the words are right there so here goes: "But maybe you're thirsty" he said. Whoa. Here we are on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent and VaLENTines day when the depth of these words are holding new, deeper meaning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m_sWJQm2fs Ash Wednesday is a Fast Day for Catholics (and other faiths). Those old/young … Continue reading I didn’t intend to blog today
On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday the pastor of the parish where I had a conversion experience, and got married would place a banner in a treasure chest where it would live until the Easter Vigil. Lent is a time of reflecting, changing, growing, becoming closer to God. It's one of my favorite seasons of … Continue reading Hallelujah!
Lent 2018 begins Wednesday February 14th. Valentines day. Valentines day, we celebrate the heart more often the romantic rather than the filial and everyday relational love. This day seemingly disregards our relationship with God and yet taking time to nurture our relationships with others does nurture our relationship with God. Nurturing that relationship strengthens our … Continue reading The Quiet
your Cross and follow me. Then he [Jesus] said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily* and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there … Continue reading Take up
When the opportunity happens, and I'm in the car with SiriusXM at just the right time either Jennifer Fulweiler or Hallie Lord are on. One of them had Leticia Ochoa Adams as a guest, and I really enjoyed something about her, so on and off I've been reading her blog. This week, Death Be Not … Continue reading Repair!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjwefyT4_80 You did not create me to worry, You did not create me to fear But You created me to worship I'm gonna leave it all right here There is a distinct difference between knowing something, and experiencing something. And sometimes when the experience of something is so incredibly beautiful you want to go back … Continue reading Moved
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=witKT8Y6Da8 I listened to this song the other day and thought I'd share it here with you. I love Matt's voice, I love that he shares this gift of singing with the world, expressing his love for and relationship with the Lord. I'm teaching quilting locally on Saturday, we're going to be making a color … Continue reading This is Love
Waking up with a song in my head is something of a frequent occurrence that often leads to a faith in quilting connection. It's been a little while since this is happened and the connection is a little elusive. I woke up with the refrain of the song: "We Exalt Your Name" by Kari Jobe … Continue reading A song in the head is worth
One of my favorite priests has a saying, "we don't need new teachings, we need reminders." On TerifiCreations I have a Tutorials and Helpful Hints page, these are reminders for me and others for when things are going kaflooie! Reminders are things we've learned, or that others have learned that work, most of the time. … Continue reading Reminders
This morning I woke up with a deep sense of gratitude, and began this day expressing this gratitude to God. This expression was later confirmed as I finished Hallie Lord's book On the Other Side of Fear: How I Found Peace and completed a chapter in The Morning Miracle where both books spoke of expressing … Continue reading When worlds collide