Trying To Love

I do not want to die only to discover I was playing society’s ever-changing games and was so caught up in myself that I forgot why I am on earth. I have been called to love, to even lay down my life for others. I usually fail because it is impossible to love effectively without…… Continue reading Trying To Love

Worth Revisiting: You THINK You’re Building My Church

  Words whispered in my heart. You think you are building my Church With all your hectic activity. But in reality you are not helping me at all You are hindering my true work on earth.   All I want, All I need, Is for you to Come and stand At the foot of my…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: You THINK You’re Building My Church

Refusing to Play Games

I do not want to die, only to discover I was playing society’s games, games which were dependant on the time and place I was born, rules which changed constantly.  I do not want to be so caught up in work, business, squabbles about doctrine and ritual, that I lose sight of Truth. How devastating…… Continue reading Refusing to Play Games

Human Love Will Never Be Enough

   As Christians we are often surprised to discover that we are not as Christian as we suppose. Many attitudes from secular society lurk deep in our minds and hearts. Our attitudes to love and friendship are no exception. Do you find yourself waiting secretly for your knight in shining armour to whisk you off your feet…… Continue reading Human Love Will Never Be Enough

Can We Love Another Completely?

“We can love completely—even without complete understanding…”  God understands completely; HE will be the bridge between our heart and those who need our love Remembering last year… One of my daughters Shattered , Pieces flew everywhere Slapping everyone in the face Shocking Freezing Thwarting all attempts to love her. We were all in agony Our…… Continue reading Can We Love Another Completely?

Is it Truth or SOPHISTRY?

Years ago, I was washing up some pots, just before dinner, when all of a sudden a word popped into my head, seemingly out of nowhere. I turned around and blurted out to my kids, who were doing homework around the kitchen table, “Sophistry! The word that keeps coming to me is sophistry.” Of course…… Continue reading Is it Truth or SOPHISTRY?

Who Needs a Teddy Bear When You Have a Teddy Baby?

Here’s a family story to make you smile and maybe even want to cuddle a baby.  A newborn can see clearly for about 8 inches, just far enough to focus intently on his mother’s face. It is almost as if the initiative to bond comes from the baby first, especially when I consider the fierce…… Continue reading Who Needs a Teddy Bear When You Have a Teddy Baby?

Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

As Catholics, we are often leery of personal revelation because we are afraid of the being deceived but really, do we trust more in the power of God or the devil? Of course we should be cautious but what are we so worried about? The Church protects us with the gift of confession, the mystical tradition of the…… Continue reading Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

All Shall be Well

Saint Julian of Norwich. I love this saint. I love what she has written. Her most famous quote is powerful and could have been written by a modern, prayerful Catholic. Saint Julian was a mystic, spiritual writer and an anchoress, called to a solitary  life of  prayer, contemplation and counselling. Her home was a small room,…… Continue reading All Shall be Well

A Catholic Almanac : Written on Canada Day!

Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA} Gratitude It is Canada Day this wonderful Monday, July 1 I am so grateful that we live in a free country. As our Anthem says,  “True North strong and free” I understand this phrase to be a prayer, proclaiming that we desire to be in the light of God, in truth.…… Continue reading A Catholic Almanac : Written on Canada Day!


7 Quick Takes Friday at An Introduction of a new life.     On  Wednesday, I became a  grandma for the second time to a grandson.  He looks exactly like his Scottish grandfather and father. The baby’s entry into the world was very fast, especially considering this was my daughters’ first baby.  Next time,  at…… Continue reading 7QT

Root Our Children in Love

Ephesians 3:17: Be rooted and grounded in love If my children could  remember only three things to take with them into their adult life , what would I want them to be?   1.Trust that I love you and believe in you. Let that love be your foundation and your springboard into life. 2. God loves you,  just…… Continue reading Root Our Children in Love

The Secret

The Secret to the   / Survival of a   / Humane Society.   / Treasure each human,   / No matter how   / Little or   / Weak.   / Honour   / Family As its Foundation, A training ground for living . Because in Family, Divergent personalities Co-exist in Joy. Learn to…… Continue reading The Secret

The Domestic Church

THE  Domestic CHURCH =divergent personalities co-existing Simple lessons for the Global Church Can be found   In the Domestic Church.   Family dynamics: Divergent personalities Learning to live Under the same roof. Each member- Unique.   Often at odds. Still part Of the same family. Laughter, Humour, Tolerance, Forgiveness, Love.   Skills Essential For the…… Continue reading The Domestic Church