I'm sipping coffee, listening to music, and thinking. When I returned to the Church twenty-seven years ago the experience was intense. From the moment of knowing Jesus in the Eucharist right through the entire Rite of Christian Initiation. The guy leading RCIA made mention more than once of my own intensity. God's grace, and life … Continue reading Lent & Loving Deeply
So, half-way decent Catholic that I sometimes am, I keep a Rosary or two in my purse. A couple of weeks ago I pulled one out to pray for a bit and it was a bit tacky and I couldn't figure out why. Cleaned. Back in purse. Good to go. Last night at Mass I … Continue reading Who are you?
I got a yes to a project. Pray with me friends, it's a long term project and one my heart greatly desires to complete. This week, in more than one place, the story of the Samaritan woman at the well came up in all it's glorious beauty. this story, this action of Jesus, speaks to … Continue reading Offering Mercy & Compassion
You wouldn't ask ________________________ (insert famous artist here) to paint your walls, so don't ask me to hem your pants. It is as though painting the walls is somehow beneath the artist. I started sewing in my late tweens, early teens making, attempting to make garments. I got fairly successful at making skirts. Altering clothes, … 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
As the words start spilling from the heart to the page, a memory from several years ago keeps coming to mind. My Sweetie and I were on a ministry related trip with some of the guys we worked with, when we stopped for dinner. As a larger group (about 17) a few tables needed rearranging. … Continue reading Who from Scripture do I want to have dinner with?
It's summer. It's been warm. The parish we attend locally doesn't have air conditioning in the main Church. I'm not complaining, just helping to set the scene. There are 6 or 8, much needed, industrial fans located around the Church to help move air when it's hot and sticky outside. We are blessed to have … Continue reading Wherein I have a hard time hearing
We all have memories that we'd consider weird, or unusual, or wonder why this particular memory keeps coming to mind. I remember learning the meaning of Barnabas, Son of Encouragement. Encouragement is a good thing, to bolster another's courage is to let them know they are not alone, and that they can take on whatever … Continue reading the encouraging sort – usually
"If I'd only known" this or that I may have responded differently to, name situation here _________________________. I recently watched an episode of a quilting show whose guest was speaking and teaching quilting however, what I learned had nothing to do with quilting. What I learned is more of a reminder than a learning something new. … Continue reading
God has a sense of humor. I'm sitting in my living room, watching the Yankee game, minding my own business when, "every good and perfect gift" floats through my mind. I know this verse from somewhere, memorized it a long time a go, but for the life of me can't remember chapter & verse. So, … Continue reading Good and perfect gifts