One day, when I was moderating lunch as a seventh grade teacher, I received instructions from the principal to "keep the kids down there longer". So, like a good listener, I did so. I wondered why the students were being gifted a longer than usual lunch break, but didn't give it to much thought. Later that afternoon, I found out why we were instructed to keep the students in the lunchroom for an … [Read more...] about Mocha, Mercy, and Mondays – Clothe the Naked
Give Drink to the Thirsty. The second corporal work of mercy makes me think of the word "simple". Simple, because I am lucky enough to not live in a third world country. I only need to walk ten steps to get to clean, running water. I know it's 10 steps, because I just counted. Meanwhile, in Guatemala, women like Edelmira, walk twenty minutes from their houses to a community tank where there … [Read more...] about Mocha, Mercy and Mondays – Giving Drink to the Thirsty
Pope Francis, in my opinion, is a rock star. I love that he chose the name Francis. I love that he constantly asks us to pray for him. I love that he exudes hope and inspires us to love more, judge less. Since Pope Francis has declared this a year of Mercy, I want to reflect on that word and topic, and grow spiritually from it. When I first heard of this "Year of Mercy", it translated in my … [Read more...] about Mocha, Mercy and Mondays
The officer replied, "2,200 souls on board, sir". A few months ago my husband and I found ourselves watching the movie Titanic. At one point in the film, after the ship hit the iceberg, there is a scene where the Captain realizes the fate of the boat. He asks a fellow crew member how many people are on board. The officer replies, "2,200 souls on board, sir". His response really struck me. I … [Read more...] about Soul Searching
Your Kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-7 A few years ago I heard my brother-in-law talking about "The Secret". He spoke with such … [Read more...] about How “The Secret” Reinforced My Faith
Do you make New Year's Resolutions? What's your take on "giving something up for Lent"? Personally, I don't even bother making New Year's Resolutions. As for Lent, I think I gave up Facebook a couple of times, but have been "lazy" with truly reflecting on and persevering with either. I can honestly tell you that I have never, ever said,"I will eat less chocolate". This year will be no … [Read more...] about When New Year’s Resolutions are Out of Your League . . .