“Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love.” ― Maureen Hawkins When you truly think about it, motherhood never promises praise or perfection either in our children or in ourselves. So why do we… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: This Miracle of Love
Lately, I have found myself marveling once again at the way God can lead us in our ordinary day if we are receptive and listening. Whether it be an unplanned event, conversation, or the bedside of a friend- unimaginable grace and surprises await when we simply say yes to God's movement in our day. Sometimes… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Where We Are Meant To Be
In reading the passages from Luke today on the way of the cross and crucifixion of Jesus, (Lk 23: 26-49) I was struck with gratitude for the thief on the cross beside Christ. Mocked, insulted and shamed- Jesus endured not only the painful, sorrowful physical pain of the cross but rejection of the people that… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Thief on the Cross
"What's healthy for my soul on a given night depends a lot on what I am struggling with more. Am I ...losing vitality, energy, hope and graciousness in my life? Or, conversely, am I full of life and energy but so full of it that I am falling apart, dissipating, losing my sense of self"… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Soulful Struggles
In a time where the poignant loss of Eucharistic communion is so present within our Catholic communities- this discourse takes on additional depth and meaning in our lives today. “John's Jesus has a totally different outlook. He does supply earthly bread to a crowd that hungers; but that is not the real marvel, for they… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Bread of Life
Since I was a small child, springtime has always been a celebration of life. This I found especially true in the South where tulips, irises, and lilies make their way early on through winter’s barren landscape. And always so anxious to see this sight, I all too neglected to stop and befittingly reflect on the… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Entering In
Though this piece was written almost 3 years ago, this invitation to contemplative pause on the words of the Our Father remains an almost daily occurrence in my prayer life. And as my life changes, His steadfast love and mercy continue to meet my every need, even when I cannot envision the road ahead. Lately… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Thy Will Be Done
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." 2 Cor. 8-9 I was beginning to wish I had given up chocolate for Lent. Nonetheless, the overachiever that I long to be decided to go for a more challenging endeavor. Couple… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Failing at Lent?
Life is full of so many joys, but also ups and downs, twists and turns and at times an all out storm that can bring us to our knees. Our faith, if we choose to embrace it can be that life line that tethers us when tossed about by either our own will or the… Continue reading Worth Revisting: The Perfect Anchor
Though a seemingly simple question, the question of attachment is one which may unearth many layers. It also isn't a matter of one and done, but most certainly bears continual, if not daily, reflection. But why, isn't this a quick inquiry as to what is important in my life? And is it wrong to desire… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: What Are My Attachments?