#MyMassTakeaway for The Baptism of the Lord.
Jesus lined up with the rest of the sinners.
He wasn’t concerned about his image. He wasn’t afraid what other people thought of him.
He didn’t stand up and announce, “Just so you know, guys, I’ve never sinned.”
Jesus was willing to sacrifice his self-image out of love for us, to give us the gift of baptism, to make the waters holy for us.
Continue reading “Get in Line with All the Other Sinners”
On Epiphany, we celebrate the day the Magi found Christ. Even though this was their first encounter with the Lord, I doubt it was the end of their journey.
A true encounter with Christ initiates a lifetime of seeking and following him. I have no doubt that the Magi returned to their homeland, inspired to orient their lives to service of Christ the King.
Continue reading “Epiphany: The Journey Has Just Begun”
#MyMassTakeaway for the 4th Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2018. Find the Mass readings here.
Something struck me when I heard the priest pray these words at the consecration during Mass today: “Make holy therefore these gifts by sending down your spirit upon them like the dewfall.”
Images flooded my mind.
Continue reading “Send Down Your Spirit Like the Dewfall”
Today’s the 3rd Sunday of Advent.
Find the Mass Readings here: 3rd Sunday in Advent, December 16, 2018
Continue reading “Gaudete Sunday: Hang In There, Friends”
This post is sponsored by aromaRosary. I received a free Nativity Rosary and Bracelet set in exchange for an honest review (and I honestly love it to death).
The excited laughter grew louder as my children ran from mailbox to front door, arms filled with papers and envelopes – and a package!
They couldn’t wait to see what was in it, and neither could I. The return address read “aromaRosary” and I knew I was in for a treat. My lovely friends at aromaRosary sent me a gift to experience, and to share my experience with you.
Continue reading “aromaRosary: Where Grace and Wellness Meet”
5 Steps to Help Catholics Discern Whether to Listen to Christian Music.
My husband walked into the living room, stood there for a minute, then interrupted me mid-lip-sync with, “That song is heretical.”
Dude. Thank you for ruining my Jeremy Camp dance party.
I loved the tune, and the words flowed, so I had cranked up “Same Power” to help make the cooking and sweeping and more pleasant.
Hey, it’s Christian music. Better than all the pop garbage I could be listening to. How bad can it be?
As I stood there, staring at my husband with open mouth, wrinkled forehead and upturned palms, I reluctantly realized: he had a good point. Continue reading “That Song is Heretical – Should Catholics Listen to “Christian Music”?”
Today’s the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 4, 2018 Continue reading “Love Yourself, Too.”
Today’s the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 21, 2018. Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Can You Drink the Cup?”
Today’s post on Sibling Rivalry is #MyMassTakeaway for the Mass readings on 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 23, 2018 Continue reading “A Biblical Approach to Sibling Rivalry”