Accompaniment, Bereavement, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting:When Words Fail

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” Thomas Merton In sitting down this morning to write about this, I hesitated. Such a difficult topic, and yet so… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:When Words Fail

Mercy, On Air

Mercy Unwrapped with Kristine Franklin

  Well the on air tables were turned recently, and I was blessed to be interviewed by Kristine Franklin as part of her series Mercy Unwrapped. As a wife, mother, grandma, radio host, a writer, and a speaker herself Kristine brings a lifetime of faith experience. But in her own words she is "most importantly, a child… Continue reading Mercy Unwrapped with Kristine Franklin

Music, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Contemporary Christian Music

For many years, I have followed the Contemporary Christian music scene.  Going beyond the artists themselves the message of the music gives true praise to the one true Artist, our heavenly Father- while speaking quite profoundly to God at work within each one of us. Not a faith removed from the world, it is a faith… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Contemporary Christian Music

Spiritual Direction, Writing

Why I didn’t want to write..but needed to.

Today, the advice of a good friend of mine Sr. Marie Paul, a Pauline sister by vocation, echoed in my mind. "If you find yourself at a loss of what to write or how to write what you feel you need to, just write about why you cannot write." Why? First, it gets the flow… Continue reading Why I didn’t want to write..but needed to.

Joy

Worth Revisiting: Joy

Joy is such a desired virtue and yet so often we settle for poor substitutes or temporary glimpses of happiness. Where is joy to be found and what is required of us? Let's take a walk with the saints and soon-to-be saints today.. The following are my top 15 quotes (in no particular order) on… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Joy

Reconciliation

Be Reconciled

Not just a prettier or more approachable  version of confession, the act of reconciling is instead, a richer and more complete description of what transpires in this beautiful sacrament. For, reconciliation means“to walk together again”[1] , to reestablish a close relationship in friendship, peace, and love. Confession is just one part of this sacrament replete with mercy, grace and… Continue reading Be Reconciled

Patience, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Finding Patience

Have you met Faith, Hope and Charity in your own life?  Intended for our youngest readers ages 4-8, Finding Patience is a very endearing introduction to these extraordinary gifts from God.  When 8 year old Faith moves with her family to a new home and school, her initial excitement fades as she encounters the daunting… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Finding Patience

Conversion

Conformity Or Conversion

“Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins.” Luke 5:33-39 This Gospel reading really struck home as just moments before I had received an unexpected call from someone… Continue reading Conformity Or Conversion