Tag: Being Catholic

Being Catholic: It Don't Come Easy

Being Catholic, like the song, “It don’t come easy, you know it don’t come easy” (Ringo Starr).  I learned that years ago while attending a weekly prayer group.  I learned so much about God there, but I also learned about His people. One of the women in the group was that rare Christian who practiced... Read more »

In My Thoughts And in My Words

Recently I was preparing to write a post and as I started to write, my own words sounded familiar.  I did a search on my past blogs and what do you know, I found this post from 2010!  I’ve improved. *cough* “I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I... Read more »

Tis the Season to be Meaner: Fa la la la la la la la la!

I wrote this last year, but I think it’s worth repeating (besides, I LOVE Matt Dillon!): “I went to bed last night mean, and I woke up meaner.”  Marshall Dillon, Gunsmoke Tis’ the season to be, well meaner.  A lot of stores are asking for donations to various causes, but it seems that when a... Read more »

Repeat After Me: I Am Worth More Than Many Sparrows

Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.” – From Today’s Gospel, Luke 12:1-7 Video reflection on today’s Gospel reading from the USCCB web site.

Living Our Faith

A friend of mine works part time for a large retailer in another state.  One of her co-workers is a real piece of work.  She lies and steals other people’s sales, but she won’t help clean or do anything else that is a requirement of the job.  The other day my friend was having a... Read more »

The Road Not Taken

Some friends of mine were talking about my blog when one of them asked me about the first one.  “What would have happened had you not gotten married?”  Good question.  I had decided to become Catholic whether I had gotten married or not.  All I remember about that was I’d have to find a place... Read more »

Thanksgiving Prayer

O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; when I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, And remembering, help me to... Read more »

One Day

A few weeks ago, news of the fire that destroyed Eva’s Bridal brought back memories of my own wedding twenty-eight years ago.  I remember thinking at the time that I was NOT going to freak out over anything.  No matter what. Of course, I didn’t lose my dress in a fire and the only real... Read more »

Limits On God

When I’m having a really good meal or someone has made a culinary masterpiece, my profound comment is, “If they don’t serve this in heaven, I’m not going.”  We think of heaven as a continuation of this life with all the fine things we may have enjoyed and the people we have loved the most.... Read more »

Cash Money

“Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God.  The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities:  Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s... Read more »