‘Round and ’round I go forever.
So, I have been recovering from a broken leg for about two months now. The break seems to be healing well, but the other side of my leg up by my knee is in quite a bit of pain. I’m undergoing physical therapy and working on my exercises everyday. We’ll see. So, what have IContinue reading “Things You Didn’t Know I Did To Stay Busy While I Recuperate”
My shining light in darkness extinguished.
I am a tiny green bulb I push my way up through the cold earth Up, up, up Air – finally I sprout, growing Toward the sun Stretch, stretch, stretch I swell, I ripen Out comes my color Small at first Then bigger, bigger Pop my petals Shoot out Bloom
First, where is Mount Carmel? I don’t know about you, but in all the times I’ve heard of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I never knew where it was. So, I did what everyone does: I Googled it! Turns out it’s in Israel! Who knew? It is in a mountainous region where Catholic hermits, underContinue reading “Apparitions: Our Lady of Mount Carmel”
As many of you know, I swore off dairy several months ago. It was making me not feel my best. So, out it went. My beloved chocolate ice cream, cream cheese, sharp cheddar, and a variety of other lovely treats. However, when I was in a car accident earlier this Spring, and my leg wasContinue reading “A Dairy Vacation”
What were the police doing there?
Our Lady twice appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris of 1830. It was in the convent chapel of the Daughters of Charity, started by St. Vincent de Paul, that Mary appeared very late one night. She asked Catherine to have a medal cast as Mary described it for her. It was Mary’s picture onContinue reading “Apparitions: Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal”
Before the grass turns green with the Spring rains, I am on the lookout for red-winged blackbirds. Why? Because in our family these small black birds with the red and orange stripes on their wings were the earliest harbingers of the fairer season. Most people look for robins in the Midwest. I always look forContinue reading “Birdsong”
I was appalled to see a post on Facebook glorifying celebrating Easter without Jesus. What? How is that possible? Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. No bunnies or chocolate treats can take that away. Period. If Easter does not represent the resurrection, then it’s not Easter. Bunnies, jelly beans,Continue reading “Easter Without Jesus?”