A round-up of posts

Sep 16, 2016 | Posted by in around the Web | 0
Where I've been on WWW

Here are some posts from me from other places I post on the web: Live in Abundance,  a post about choosing to be set free of the past and live an abundant life in the present. My attempt at Bullet Journaling, in a very simple (and easy) way If you are in need of a retreat for the Year of Mercy for your catechists or ministry leaders, take a look at this one. Here are a few posts from other people that I’ve enjoyed: Shaped by Fire by Kathryn M. Cunningham The first of a series from Reconciled to You, Music that Moves Us! Beware the juvenilization of American Christianity     

#WorthRevisit – Remembrance

Sep 7, 2016 | Posted by in diane | 4
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This post is from 5 years ago, not long after ovarian cancer claimed the life of my dear friend.  Since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, it is fitting to re-post this today.  Be sure to stop by Reconciled to You for more #WorthRevisit posts!   Diane Noelle LoGrasso Diane, a faith filled wife, mother, and friend, died before anyone wanted her to die.  She passed from this life into the next after being here barely forty-three years.  Diane was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October of 2007, after months of doctor visits and tests led to the conclusion that all she needed was a routine hysterectomy and her problems would be solved. Three different health care professionals agreed.  Imagine for a minute, waking up after that surgery, and seeing the face of the doctor whoRead more …

September Promises

Sep 1, 2016 | Posted by in exercise, health, My Life, spirituality | 3
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I remember all those things as summer ended and a new school year began. As a child, I always thought September was when the new year really began. Sure the calendar said January 1 was the start of a new year but what happened new in January? Nothing at all. I still think that the start of a new school year is more of a time to begin again than January. I suppose that is due partly to the fact that my job is tied to the school year and my husband is a teacher. We had the most wonderful summer. There were many blessings, big and small, and my gratitude is outdone only by God’s continual generosity. But now it’s time to settle down and pick up some things that are staring at meRead more …

#Worth Revisit – Gratitude for what?

Aug 31, 2016 | Posted by in gratitude | 1

Yes this is a post from a few Thanksgivings ago, but it fits right here, right now, right where my life is and I hope yours too!   Many words to convey gratitude:  appreciative, grace,  response, thanks, praise, thankfulness, return,  tribute,  thanksgiving. To be grateful for all that we have been given For kindness from those we love A smile from a stranger Your child’s hug The clerk’s warm greeting An unexpected call Holding hands on a walk Sunrise A good day’s work Cooling breezes Slow kisses All is gift Be grateful Find more posts at #Worth Revisit at Reconciled to You! and Theology is a Verb.    

Book Review – Proclaiming the Message of Life by Fr. Frank Pavone

Aug 30, 2016 | Posted by in book review, Gospel, pro-life | 0
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How often have you been to Mass, listened to the readings and homily and heard a clear message about the sanctity of life and why abortion is wrong? Or how the Church can help those who have suffered with the pain of abortion? Has the vast network of organizations that can support women in a crisis pregnancy been mentioned? I can tell you that in all of my years attending Mass, I have only heard a handful of pro-life homilies at a Sunday Mass. Even on the Sunday in October dedicated as Respect Life Sunday, it is not discussed. It always seems to me that teaching about the inherent dignity of life and how abortion is in direct opposition to that is important and necessary. I can understand that there may be concerns, hesitation andRead more …

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

Aug 24, 2016 | Posted by in book review, prayer | 0
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I have been a contributor to the Catholic Mom website for a few years.  One of the features on the site that I contribute to is a daily Gospel reflection.  Some time ago I was asked to be a part of a team of contributors for a book, The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, published by Ave Maria Press.  And now, the book is here!  In my house and more importantly, on sale now.  It was nice to see my name in print, along with quite a few authors who are well-known in the Catholic blogging and publishing world. The book features a quote, a reflection, a prayer and a question to ponder for every day and vary in topic from Prayer, Mary, and Family Traditions to Discerning God’s plan for your life.  My parents and aunt and uncleRead more …

Discernment of Spirits

Jul 28, 2016 | Posted by in Ignatian, prayer | 0
31 Days celebrating St. Ignatius Loyola

St. Ignatius gave us tools to use in our daily life to help us discern where we are being led and by whom. He guides us in learning if we are led by good or evil spirits.  Knowing which spirit you are led by is of great help in making decisions in your life, large and small.  A great series to help you learn about St. Ignatius’ 14 Rules of Discernment  is one by Fr. Timothy Gallagher.  You can listen to his podcasts here.  He also has a DVD series and books on the topic.   And for those praying, here is day 6 of the Novena.

Desk Accessories

Jul 27, 2016 | Posted by in fun, Ignatian | 0

I try not to have clutter on my desk. The operative word is try.   However a few items for inspiration and fun are necessary.  I have a friend who is both inspirational and fun sitting right next to my computer, head bobbling away in complete agreement with every word I type, every graphic I create and every purchase I make.  Yes, my friend “Iggy”. Here are the Novena Prayers, Day 5.