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Learning to Trust God with Psalm 37

Do you ever find a particular Scripture worming its way into your heart?  Or perhaps it’s a subtle tap-tap-tap.  Maybe, as in my husband’s case, it’s a giant brick hitting you over the head.  No matter, I think it’s safe to assume that most of us have at least one particular verse or portion of [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Divine Providence, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments

Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Most people are familiar with the newly canonized St. Teresa of Calcutta, mainly because she was such an iconic figure during her lifetime.  Many have openly shared their experiences meeting her face-to-face or exchanging letters and even short conversations that profoundly touched their lives. But some of us, yours truly included, were never privileged to [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|2 Comments

Suffering Is An Act of Love

“I’m a nurse, and I’ve seen children suffer senselessly.  It’s far more merciful to allow them to die than to suffer.” “If we humanely euthanize pets, why can’t we do the same for people?  I see nothing wrong with this.” These, and other, statements reverberate in my mind in the aftermath of the recent Belgium [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

Padre Pio: A Timeless Saint

St. Padre Pio has always been one of my favorites.  Even before his canonization, I felt a strong affinity toward his life and spirituality.  I suppose part of it was due to my parents' love of Franciscan ways, particularly in helping the poor and care for animals.  But I was drawn to St. Pio's white [...]

By | November 25th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments

Fearless – Live with Love, Not Fear

I've lived most of my life in fear - of everything.  As a child, I was afraid of spiders, heights, the unknown, changes, a new school/classroom/teacher, making new friends, trying different foods, death, sin, climbing a tree, strangers.  You name it, I was likely at least apprehensive about it, but usually it was downright terror, [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments