TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME My husband is with dad out fishing. A fishing trip I should be on—a fishing trip where I should be competing my Cutt Slam challenge. No, yesterday my back decided it didn't like me moving around and screams out sharp pains when choosing to do anything besides lay flat. This Tuesday, we should be loading up the cars and driving Jake down to Laramie, Wyo, to begin his freshman year of college, but UW changed the move-in dates until September, m
MONDAY OF THE FIFTEENTH DAY IN ORDINARY TIME Cris made it home from fire camp on Thursday. Friday, we spent the day on the motorcycle, Saturday we all painted the kitchen and Sunday, Papa, Cris and I went fishing. The ride was beautiful, the kitchen looks fantastic, and we checked another trout off our Cutt Slam Challenge. All weekend I was thinking about the verse from Thursday's Gospel, "As you enter a house, wish it peace. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon i
TUESDAY OF THE TWELFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME The Gospel of St. Matthew is filled with beauty. As we continue in chapter seven, today's reading is another passage that calls us to focus on how we are living as Christians. Are we traveling on the broad road with the wide gate to destruction? Do we toss aside the holy things only to hold onto the things that are passing? So much of our lives seem to be about merely getting through the day, the week, the month. Doing laundry, cle
MONDAY OF THE SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER Blessings to you on this Memorial Day. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in military service for our nation. While I found no concrete source for the reason 3 p.m. was chosen for the National Moment of Remembrance, my thoughts go to the sacrifice of the Lord on the cross, which we remem
SATURDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER You do not belong to the world.
Interestingly, most of Christ's words seem so simple.
You do not belong to the world. Christ has chosen you.
What does that mean for you and me, in May of 2020 amidst a pandemic? It means that today and every day, we live as Christ taught us to live. We are willing to lay down our life for another. To put the good of the other before our desires, wants, and needs. As Christians, as Catholics, as believers
THURSDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER Love one another as I love you. (John 15:12) We have heard this Scripture verse so many times, and these words seem so simple and easy to follow. The Lord gives us one command: love others. I could spend an hour in confession telling you all the ways I failed in this over the last several weeks. It is not that I want to disobey God's one request. I wake up every morning with every desire and intention to love others. And then, barely out o