Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I was "wowed" by a man in the Dollar Tree store this morning.

First he said, "You go ahead of me." Then when I handed the clerk my money he said, "I'm paying for hers (me) and for hers"--pointing to the lady behind him.

I said, "You're amazing! I'll have to do the same for someone."

And he said, "That's the point!"

I walked away with goose bumps. :-)

I always like starting the day with, "Speak, Lord, I'm listening."

Now to obey!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Dearest Child

I hear the cry of your heart,
and I long to reassure you.
I am with you always.

Your heart purely longs for me,
for the courts of my house,
and I welcome you in.

You are my eternal guest.

I have found you worthy
through the blood of the Lamb,
my son, your Lord,
the Prince of Peace.

He who comforts hearts,
who loves beyond measure,
who stands firm, and causes you to stand firm.
He who is relentless in His love and mercy,
who looks kindly upon you.

Rejoice and be glad this day,
O daughter of Zion,
for your Lord stands near,
as your sword and shield
to defend you in these evil days
when Satan has been loosed upon the earth.

You are my anointed daughter
to whom I give the well-springs of water,
whose breath I sustain,
whose mouth I open,
whose voice I bless,
whose feet I keep,
whose hand I touch,
whose heart I love,
whose mind I know,
whose desire is mine,
whose faith is strong,
whose courage endures,
who is favored.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Faithful Remember This:

Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intention for March 2012

General Intention: Contribution of Women
That the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society.

Amen to that!

Friday, March 16, 2012

No Greater Love

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Oh, precious is the flow,
that makes me white as snow.
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
This is all my righteousness
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.    R. Lowry, 1876

Celebration of Holy Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in  Ireland

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Giver

O Lord, you mete out peace to us, for it is you who have accomplished all we have done.  Is 26: 12

I had to stop and ponder this word from Isaiah recently. Ruminate like the cow rechews the cud. In my mind I went back over the things I have accomplished in my life. Now I am seeing them more in the light of Him having done them through me and I have rediscovered them with a new beauty.

It is God who is active within us, giving us both the will and the achievement, in accordance with his good purpose. St. Basil

Well, not only the achievement but even the will is his doing, not mine. A greater sense of awe has dawned.

St. Paul said, "I have toiled harder than all the others, but it is not I but the grace of God, which is with me." 1 Cor 15: 10

So the will, the grace, the accomplishments are all received as gift. Obviously, i am nothing without the Giver.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Childlike Trust

T ruly I have set my soul in silence and peace;
as a child has rest in its mother's arms,

My daughter and I decades ago.

even so my soul."  Ps 131: 2

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Revive Us!

For this is what the high and lofty One says--
he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ...
says the Lord, "And I will heal them." Isaiah 57: 19

Father, I thank you for speaking to the spirit of the lowly and the heart of the contrite. Even though you have seen all of our sinful ways, you promise to not only heal us, but guide and restore comfort to us. 

Revive us, O Lord!