Category Archives: Sacraments

God Knows Our Heart

“My prayer group and pastor prayed over me and it should never have happened. It’s okay though because God forgives.”  She stated this with conviction. As I looked at her lovely face I felt certain that she had misunderstood her … Continue reading

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Abortion, Forgiveness and The Year of Mercy

I’m convinced that abortion has become so prevalent that too many have been touched by it. Continue reading

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Lay It Down

“Everything I am, everything I long to be, I lay it down at your feet.” This is the first line of the song “Lay It Down” by Matt Maher. It’s one of my favorites. But when I sing and pray … Continue reading

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An Extravagant Love

I woke up again this morning as I have done for the last 10 days with the memories of that day.  The music is so fresh and clear in my mind it’s almost audible.  I hope the memories stay, for … Continue reading

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Why I Stay

I am writing this post to my family and friends who are no longer Catholic, and for anyone else who calls themselves Catholic but is unenthusiastic about our faith.  I’ve been working on it for a long time, write, delete, … Continue reading

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Mass Moments

In my brain I often rush from thing to thing, event to event, and chore to chore. Years ago  I was the respiratory therapist on call for a Denver company. One weekend,  Tom and I decided to head into the … Continue reading

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Case Dismissed: I Forgive You – Part 3

I’ve been very aware of something the last two weeks and – for your own good –  I really want to tell you about it.   A LOT of people are tailgating me through school zones.  They can’t wait to jump … Continue reading

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I Forgive You – Part 2

I’m sorry:  Sometimes it’s easier for me to say these words and to mean them than to say I forgive you.  Truth be told. I forgive you:  These are beautiful words of the heart, don’t you think?  It takes strength … Continue reading

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I Forgive You – Part 1

We were driving down Manchester Blvd. near St. Louis when my youngest, then  just a little girl, said,  “Mom, remember when I disobeyed you?  (She then described her poor judgment choice in detail.)   I glanced back and told her I … Continue reading

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Precious Body and Blood

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after … Continue reading

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