A Letter to Fear

Dear Fear, Caveat: I only use the word ‘Dear’ because I do believe that in some circumstances you can be helpful, such as when I’m being chased by a lion….. Fear, you are like a wild weed which overgrows and strangles anything good and true.   You play with my mind and distort my thinking … Continue reading A Letter to Fear

Should

SHOULD! I think that if I had the choice, I would eliminate the word ‘should’ from the English language! I catch myself, so often, throughout the day thinking, ‘I should do this or I should do that.’  Here are some examples: I should be doing something (when I’m sitting) I should be resting (when I’m … Continue reading Should

Beauty

The amazing thing is…..these flowers would have blossomed  whether or not I snapped this photo.  The beauty that we see in nature is there, whether we are present to look at it or not.  It makes me wonder ‘why?’  There is no doubt that God gives us this loveliness for us to enjoy it.  Who is … Continue reading Beauty

Labels

It must be Children’s Book week because after watching the news, another great quote from “The Little Prince” comes to mind: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery We are so often blinded by labels…..human-created labels.  Our hearts do have eyes and they are able to see far more than the … Continue reading Labels

What is Eucharist?

(This post is a little longer than most, but these feelings run deep, so thanks for stopping by) Eucharist Mystery, Miracle, Magic We have come so far in our understanding of Eucharist, or have we? (I deliberately did not use ‘the’ before the word Eucharist….poetic license) I’d like to think that all the rules and regulations regarding … Continue reading What is Eucharist?

Gratitude

I can’t tell you how many times I have taught children and their parents a simplified version of the Examin.  I suggest that at the end of  each day, they take  a few minutes to reflect on their day and find a couple of things to be grateful for and then take a moment to ask God for something. … Continue reading Gratitude