Today’s the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Today’s the Solemnity of the Epiphany
Find the Mass Readings here: Epiphany January 7, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: First Encounters”
Lessons from Mary: how I reconciled with “A mother is the heart of the home.”
My birthday was coming up and I had big plans.
I was going to do all the things I wanted to do for me. It was going to be a whole day of me-ness. I planned to take off first thing in the morning, meet a friend for breakfast, do some shopping by myself, have a nice lunch in a coffee shop, maybe even do some writing, and come home to a quiet dinner with my husband.
I had been feeling overwhelmed with meeting everybody else’s needs, and I was sick of it. For once I wanted to just do what I want. To not have to answer to anyone else. I was becoming more and more short-tempered. Less engaged in effective discipline. More shouty than problem-solvey.
So I was going to escape. For an entire day. Happy birthday to me. Continue reading “Inspired to be the Heart of the Home”
I’m not a doctor or a therapist. I can’t diagnose or treat depression. I can only offer you encouragement and thoughts from my own personal experiences. If you’re suffering from depression, please seek professional help (I highly recommend Pastoral Solutions Institute tele-counseling services). If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 immediately.
I remember the darkness.
The whole family had gathered around the dining room table. It was a typical holiday meal overflowing with food and fun.
But to me their mirth was raucous laughter. Their conversation was frivolous and obnoxious. Their jokes were abhorrent.
I couldn’t stand to be in their company. So I grabbed my plate and retreated to the kitchen to pick at my meal in sullen silence. Continue reading “How I Was Set Free From the Darkness of Depression”
Today’s the 4th Sunday of Advent.
Find the Mass Readings here: 4th Sunday of Advent, December 24, 2017. Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Time is short…”
Today’s the Third Sunday of Advent.
Find the Mass Readings here: Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2017 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Imperfect Rejoicing on Gaudete Sunday”
Today’s the Second Sunday of Advent.
Find the Mass Readings here: Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: The Sins I See in Others”
Today’s the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Find the Mass Readings here: Immaculate Conception: December 8, 2017 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Beginnings – the Immaculate Conception”
Why do we call God “Father?” Exploring the Catholic Church’s teaching on God’s paternal and maternal qualities, and clarifying the use of gender-based titles.
Can we call God, “Our Mother?” I mean, after all, we call Him “Father” even though we know God is neither male nor female. So what’s the big deal with replacing one title for another?
If you’re new to my blog, I’ll have you know: I’m Catholic. Strictly Catholic. I adhere to all the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, even the ones I may not fully understand.
As a Catholic, I believe that God reveals Truth to us in three ways:
- Sacred Scripture
- The Magisterium (official teachings of the Church).
And it’s there I turned to find the answer to this question. Continue reading “Is God our Mother?”