All tagged hope

Say Yes

I have been reflecting a lot lately about sin. Not that we're all sinners, because we are, but where on the spectrum we tend to fall. By spectrum, I mean original sin being at one end and Mary is at the other. We can make it a bit more simple and say that Adam & Eve were the ones who said no to God and Mary was the one who said yes, always.

Awareness

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to properly start this Lenten project of writing every day and giving you something to think about. I keep coming back to one word: awareness. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how we all should be aware of the actions we take voluntarily daily. Are those actions aligned towards the good or less good things? What do those actions say about us as a person?

Happy Holidays

I would like to wish you and your family a joyous holiday season. It is my hope that you can find it in your hearts and minds to slow down even just a little bit and appreciate everything that is around you over the next few days. Observe the smiles, the twinkling of a child’s eye as they open their gifts, and enjoy a hug from a loved one just a couple seconds longer.

Sunday Reflection V

As we lurch into these summer doldrums and for some of us the grips of boredom set in let us not dip our toes into the pools of complacency but instead we should seek to energize our spirits. Too many of us swim through each day with blinders on and not slowing down enough to take in the things around us. After what I would consider a problematic week I found myself this past Saturday contemplating a way to move the improvement needle for myself this coming week. I sat down and meditated on what made this week particularly harsh and the one thing that rose to the surface every time was that I was going so fast I didn't stop to appreciate the things around me.

Sunday Reflection I

I do believe that if we aren't open to witnessing the power of God in our daily lives then we never will. But for those that know that those graces do exist it's a wonderful thing when they happen. God certainly does work in mysterious ways and I've been fortunate enough to witness them first hand over the course of this past week. I'm grateful and I only hope that I can pass on something good to all of you now or in the future.