A Mother’s New Year’s Resolution to Change

Then he said, “In truth I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3 NJB) The perfect New Year’s resolution for mothers would be to try and obey this request from Christ. Surrounded by kids, mums especially love this verse becomes it validates the charming qualities we see in our children…… Continue reading A Mother’s New Year’s Resolution to Change

A Beautiful Work of the Holy Spirit

We all like to be in control — especially mothers, I think. We even try to control the action of the Holy Spirit in our own lives and in the lives of our children because we don’t always see events through the eyes of faith. Of course, most of us would deny trying to box in…… Continue reading A Beautiful Work of the Holy Spirit

PLEASE: Shatter My Old Wineskins

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 9:14-17 Even when people think they desire inner transformation, they really don’t.  They might repent with their mouths but fall back into old patterns. Deep down man likes to think he is right, above criticism and becomes defensive or blame others for our weaknesses when we are challenged. Generally speaking, people dislike change…… Continue reading PLEASE: Shatter My Old Wineskins

Real Change

I  long for change, the kind which will set me free in God. However, if I want to change simply to please someone else or to fit into society out of vanity, that is a false wish for a change. I am not talking about the kind of exterior adaptation which involves switching masks or,…… Continue reading Real Change

Change Me

Change me. In my own arrogance, and with the idealism of youth, I tried to mold myself into a new, better self all on my own. I immersed myself in the culture and literature of the Church, embracing simplicity and a disciplined prayer life taking myself on through spiritual direction and inner healing. I spurned materialism and…… Continue reading Change Me

7QT Friday: University,a Wedding,the Sacred Heart

I am childless for the first time in 33 1/2 years as my ninth child starts university!                                        I was always sad when summer was over and school began. I enjoyed the relaxed, hot days of summer with…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: University,a Wedding,the Sacred Heart