Category: Christian Living

  • Sometimes We Need to Forgive God

    I’m teaching Pre-K through 1st grade CCD this year for my parish. To say that it is a challenge for me would be the understatement of the year. I have fourteen students, most of whom are highly energetic little boys. After sitting through the Children’s Mass, the last thing these children want to do is […]

  • Book Review: One Simple Act

    One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity by Debbie Macomber New York: Howard Books, 2009 Debbie Macomber is well-known for her best-selling fiction. However, in “One Simple Act,” she has written a beautiful non-fiction offering with an important message. As she states, Macomber’s goal in writing this “is to surprise you with the multiple […]

  • Where is the Urgency?

    It is strange to talk about a lack of urgency during Advent. If anything, December is full of too many things to do and too little time to do them in. There are parties to plan and decorations to put up and cookies to bake, Christmas pageants to get ready for, presents to buy and […]

  • 100 Reasons to be Thankful, Even in Hard Times

    For my article this week, I decided to ask people (young and old) what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving. Truly, we have much to thank God for! I offer my thanks to all who helped me with this, and wish all of you a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for . […]

  • Visiting the Past and Thinking of the Future

    Today was a beautiful day here in New England. We took advantage of the sun and unseasonably warm weather to explore a local cemetery. I actually enjoy visiting cemeteries. I find them to be such peaceful places. Also, as a history buff, I enjoy looking at older stones and uncovering the stories that they have […]

  • In Search of Wisdom

    “Wisdom” is a term we use frequently. We all want to be wise. Indeed, wisdom is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We refer to the “Wisdom Literature” in the Bible. There is even a book of the Bible entitled “Wisdom.” Yet, wisdom often seems hard to come by. How many people do […]

  • Lord, Help Me to See You

    Jesus said to [Bartimaeus] in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus said to him “Go; your faith has saved you.” And at once his sight returned and he followed him along the road.” Mark 10:51 This week’s Gospel is […]

  • “Pick Me!”

    James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” He replied, “What do you wish me to do for you?” They answered him, “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the […]

  • St. Teresa of Avila on Prayer

    October 15th is the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church. A 16th century Carmelite who worked to bring reform to that religious order, she is a well-known mystic who was blessed with intimate union with God. In 1577, she was encouraged by a superior to pen a book on prayer in […]

  • How Can I Become Like a Little Child?

    “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. In truth I tell you, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” – Mark 10: 14-15 As I write this, I […]