Multitudes on Sunday

Multitudes on Sunday

And now we thank you our God, and praise Your Glorious Name   I Chronicles 29:13  Thankful ~   for my baby grandson, born on the feast of St James many prayers after a scary few hours toward the end of labor wisdom of the Dr’s in knowing when to call for an emergency C section the sweetest face and fullest cheeks that could launch a thousand ships of hope  inexpressible joy he has two living great grandmothers, and one great grandfather can’t wait to watch my son be a father to his son waiting to do the special things only a grandmother can do face time!   Praying ~ God will give me way more wisdom for this life changing role than whatever I have for all our children and grandchildren’s protection in a very dangerous world as I have...

Thankful, Prayerful, Pondering and Waiting

Thankful, Prayerful, Pondering and Waiting

Thankful   for a quiet uneventful Sunday homemade bread spiritual direction from a wonderful priest rain to counter heat and humidity that I haven’t come up with a menu in two weeks and my husband doesn’t care   Praying for my grandson’s safe delivery; if he doesn’t come on his own by Wednesday, they’ll induce for wisdom in my new role God save America   Reading and Pondering     I thought I had my summer reading all set; had my list of desired titles ready to make an order, but on the treadmill one day, I heard that still small voice:   You didn’t ask me what you should read.. I’m sorry, Lord…I thought I had a good list. What do you want me to read?   For 30 years it’s gone...

Catholic Woman’s Almanac

Catholic Woman’s Almanac

   The Faith of the  Syrophoenician Woman   Now brethren, we urge you to praise God. That is what we are all telling each other when we say,  Alleluia.   —St Augustine         It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these with the ladies at Suscipio   Thankful for   :: my lungs ~ each inhale and exhale reminds me it was a gift from  The Breath of Life   :: my heart ~ each involuntary pump reminds me …it didn’t start with me   :: my hands ~ I can type out all my inconsequential thoughts   :: my teeth ~ if I can’t see my teeth when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I know I’m not smiling   :: nature ~ which many times is my best teacher   :: books ~ can never have enough of...

Catholic Woman’s Almanac

Catholic Woman’s Almanac

Now brethren, we urge you to praise God. That is what we are all telling each other when we say,  Alleluia.   —St Augustine         Linking with the ladies from Suscipio   Moments of Gratitude     :: a soft fleece blanket :: comfortable bed :: heating pad :: new shoes that fit just right :: sanitation workers :: antibacterial soap :: olive oil :: the mute button on the TV remote :: heavenly intercessors :: the red carpet in Heaven will be paved for those who love the Lord …not all that glitters     Reading   Ignatius Bible Revised Standard Catholic   Vatican Council Document,  Christus Dominus (decree concerning pastoral office of bishops) In light of the challenges facing the church today…it’s a page turner.....

Catholic Woman’s Almanac

Catholic Woman’s Almanac

Now brethren, we urge you to praise God. That is what we are all telling each other when we say,  Alleluia.   —St Augustine         Linking with the ladies from Suscipio     Moments of Gratitude       In a recent homily, my pastor, who is from Africa, said one of the greatest lessons his mother taught him was that when life gives you 100 things to cry about, God will give you 1000 to be thankful for. So, despite a heaviness of heart since last week, I started with small things and while the clouds haven’t yet lifted …I just keep counting:   :: diet root beer :: sunglasses :: transportation :: days with no transportation :: ceiling fans :: running shoes :: a Bible that fits in my purse :: e-mail :: a medium point pen ::...