Prayer of a Wimpy Woman

It’s hot! I’ve never been a fan of hot weather, but I especially don’t like it lately. The heat index in my home area was at 117 degrees earlier this week. That’s just crazy! Thank God for A/C! I used to be tough. I grew up without air conditioning. In my childhood home, we didn’t even run fans....

A Love Letter

Dear Popaw, I can’t believe you’re turning 90 today! But I am so, so grateful to God — and to you — for giving me this day to celebrate. I think my first memory of you was 30 years ago, when you turned 60 and we celebrated with Kermit the Frog hats. Amazing what sticks in the mind of...

Psalm 11

From beginning to end, this psalm expresses unabashed confidence in God.  This does not mean, however, that everything was going smoothly.  The situation was so bad that the psalmist’s friends urged him to flee to the mountain like a bird.  These friends describe the dangers threatened by the wicked. ...

Homegrown Faith and Family

A couple of weeks ago I was blessed with the birth of my third grandchild. As I stood there watching my daughter labor for 13 hours, I was once again awed with the miracle of birth and overwhelmed with emotion. A second generation of children for me to love. How lucky am I! It will be interesting to watch my...

It’s Too Darn Hot

It’s summer and it’s too darn hot. The only happy people are the tomato warriors who are delighted with God’s little joke because juicy, red Big Boys are in the making. But, perhaps I should keep my comments to myself. From an early age, Catholics are taught that whining about discomfort,...

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