I walked to my mailbox yesterday and saw a package in it. I looked at the Amazon box and wondered what it could be. I couldn’t remember ordering anything, but it was my name and address on the label….hmmmmm. I took it inside and opened it. There was no packing slip or note, just a … Continue reading A Surprise Gift
True Story: Last night I was on my way to give a retreat to teens and their parents on The Gifts of the Holy Spirit. I’ve done it for years and one of my dear friends is kind enough to come with me and assist. The church was an hour away and we left … Continue reading Be cautious of the ‘wrapping’
I’ve been thinking about lent this year… what shall I do, what shall I give up, what shall I take on? Should I try the ‘sweets thing’ again like my friend does? Why bother, I can never make it all the way through, I start to rationalize…yogurt with chocolate bits, is that considered ‘sweets?’ And … Continue reading Lent: action or attitude?
I’ve been doing a lot of talking with teens lately about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. It’s important that they realize that after a gift is given, it’s up to us whether we use that gift or ‘put it away on a shelf somewhere’. I try to give them real life situations that they … Continue reading The Two Sides…