A text popped up on my phone the other night, "Jesus, I trust in you." One of my bestie's pics popped up with her name. "Everything ok?" I texted back. The response was not surprising, that anxieties are mounting. Sometimes, all we can do is muster a short act of faith like one prayer St. … Continue reading How to Increase Our Trust in Times of Desperation
SPIRITUALDIRECTION- explores Catholic spiritual direction advice and how a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human being based on the wisdom's of the Bible, Church and the saints and angels. — Read on spiritualdirection.com/2020/02/24/the-vice-of-acedia-and-our-use-of-the-media-part-1
The first of spring's warm and sunny days are everyone's joy. They remind us that the sun did not abandon us, but was quietly accompanying us through the long winter days, shrouded by a haze that required our trust in knowing it would come back out again. When our trust is rewarded by those first … Continue reading A Day in the Warmth of the Son
One meets a stranger, and then takes a mystical encounter and shares with another stranger. The effect? A paying forward of hope...
The first Sunday of Lent always holds a small sense of reprieve for me. Even though it has just begun, the first few days are a doosey. It's kind of feels like if you are climbing a mountain and you make it to the first plateau. You take a deep breath, stretch, and then … Continue reading Being Alone Vs. Being Lonely
I guess it is good that Lent is late this year. I usually use the excuse that living in sun-deprived Ohio, we have little need to "give up" things for Lent. Lent is a season of self-denial, and self-sacrifice in reflection of the 40 days Our Lord spent fasting and praying in the desert. Lent in … Continue reading Snow Daze…..