Count Your Blessings

  A friend gave us the perfect Christmas gift … a blessings jar.  I told her I was placing it front and center so I can see it everyday as a reminder to practice gratitude instead of grumbling (I tend to grumble a lot).  I used it for the first time yesterday. I...

My Time With Barbara

This post is dedicated to my friend, Barbara, who passed peacefully from this world this week.  She is now in the presence of Our Lord.   God gifts us with glimpses of what Heaven will be like while we are still on this earth.  He did when he allowed me time with...

Just What I Needed to Hear

I have a confession to make.  Last night I went to bed with every intent to get up, get dressed and head to church.  Twelve hours later, I was in bed, covers pulled tight and adamantly refusing to go anywhere.  Then my husband got involved.  He said, “Get up and go in...

The Perfect Gift

There is great fulfillment for a parent to be able to give gifts that are most wanted by their children (within reason).  I remember times waiting in long lines at the toy store for the latest and greatest model of Transformer, driving hundreds of miles in the wee...

In a Split Second

The world is still reeling from the acts of terror perpetrated on hundreds of innocent victims in Paris this past Friday.  Six attacks, coordinated within minutes of each other, left a city and nation in shock and the world in mourning.  One moment people...