The old adage goes, “Do not look a gift horse in the mouth!” What is your gift experience? How do you receive gifts? Do you quickly return gifts or treasure the gift with all your heart? Do you use the gift right away, or set it aside, unused? Do you share your gifts with… Continue reading The Gift
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone… Continue reading Who Will Remove the Stone?
Did you ever think that you were Super Mom? As a mom of many close-together children, it was an easy fantasy for me to fall into. As a young mom, I would set my goals high, “burn the candle at both ends,” and “never say die.” After a while the Super Mom fantasy took… Continue reading Super Mom Meets Ordinary Mom
Pope Francis has designated this year as a “Year of Mercy” for the church. We rejoice! God’s mercy endures through all generations. As we focus on the scriptures about God’s mercy, we begin to realize that God’s mercy and love is one of His greatest gifts to us. His grace is bestowed upon us each… Continue reading Mercy: Freely Given and Freely Received
I have a story to tell. If you have been reading my blog posts you already know that by now. My daddy used say, “Don’t do anything that you cannot write in the newspaper.” I always listened to my daddy. I think my daddy knew before I did that I would be a writer and… Continue reading There Is No Magic Wand
Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I am found. Was blind but now I see. Zacchaeus knew the words to that song before it was even written. He had experienced first hand God ‘s amazing grace. He was not blind but too wee… Continue reading Come Down
As we begin another New Year, it is a time to begin anew. A time to access what went right. What went wrong? What did not get off the ground at all? As 2014 takes flight let’s attempt to glide through the year as if on the wings of an eagle. Hopefully this article will… Continue reading The Backpack