Who Are You?

Do you know who you are? I do – and it has nothing to do with my height, my intellect, or my achievements. My perception is not rooted in my hair color, my weight, or my financial statements. It isn’t even based on my family genetics, makeup, or community standing.  Three words can sum up my perception of myself: I am a back-pew person. I…

Grazie Mille Papa

It has been amazing watching history in the making today.  Our Pope teaches all, by his actions, Christ‘s admonition, “As I do, so must you do”. Our now-retired Pope has taught us all humility. Christ could have had the world at his feet, but he chose to die for us instead.  His Kingdom is not of this world, and our reward for following Him is not of this world…

A Week of Change

As a child, Friday meant freedom from school. As a mother, Friday usually meant a take home pizza instead of cooking a full meal for the family As a parent with teenagers, Friday also meant a night of listening for car doors. Now,  to keep Lent as a period of personal growth, Friday will have a new meaning. FRI = Forgive and Resolve Issues with…

Monday Morning Mantra

                                           Photograph by Iook Galeria/Aurora Photos Sunday’s reading of the devil tempting Jesus in the desert brought to mind all the times the devil’s work is made easier by choices made. When we ignore God‘s Commandments, every time we conveniently forget Jesus’s teaching, we make…