I’m offering it up. There is this challenge in my life and I’m not going to let it get the best of me. I’ve been praying about it for at least a year now. And the Lord is bringing me to greater peace and understanding about it.
In my last column I said I was going to try slowing things down a bit. Well, that’s not working out so well. Actually, things are happening at a pretty fast clip around here.
Last Advent I tried something different. I kept a daily log of who I saw the face of Jesus in by their kind words, deeds or actions.
Scribbling hope. That’s how I would describe my attendance at this fall’s Diocesan Council of Catholic Women conference on Saturday, Sept. 17. I usually write down things that people say or something that I read that touches me in my little cheapo composition tablets from Walmart or Target. Kind of like, treasures of the heart. […]
Shortly before I started the fifth grade, my family moved from a farm in South Dakota to the farm where my mom grew up in Minnesota. Naturally, with this move came a change in schools. I went from public school to a Catholic grade school. This was my introduction to sisters — as in nuns […]
I’m not much of a shopper. Actually, my trips into St. Cloud have become more of a drudgery than a pleasure. I’m not sure if it’s the road construction, the fact that I’m missing out on limited summertime at home or just the exhaustion that arises from trying to run too many errands in too […]
I had the incredible privilege of experiencing a couple of “grace encounters” with God this past month. What are those, you ask? I’d define a grace encounter as sensing or feeling God’s presence in a deeper fashion than before. I read at morning Mass every third Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church in Meire […]
God has revealed his presence to me lots of times in lots of different ways. Last summer, when we were in Alaska, there were many “conversations” between him and me. He talked. I listened. Mostly he said, “Look at all this incredible beauty I created. Enjoy it. Soak it up. There will be times when […]
If I’m not working on something word wise, it feels as if something’s just not right. Like, something is missing. Something is off. A part of me isn’t fulfilling its need to be heard. Maybe this word thing stems from my childhood. I was number seven out of eight kids. By the time I was […]
I want to go from knowing about God to knowing God. I want God to be my No. 1 friend that I turn to anytime, anywhere — all the time. I want to be able to pray to God more confidently and effectively in any situation or circumstance. Holy Spirit, join me each and every […]
What is God trying to teach me now? A few weeks ago, he blessed us with beautiful new snow. Then, soon after, the thermometer read 40 degrees. That was 60 degrees warmer than just 10 days before. Incredible. Yes, the warmth is nice; however, for cross-country skiing, not so much. The snow is too sticky. […]