“The past does not belong to me; the future is not mine; with all my soul I try to make use of the present moment." - – St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - August 26, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

"I must take no heed of the opinion of others, but obey  the evidence of my own conscience and take God to be the witness of all my actions. I must do everything and act in all matters now as I would like to do and act at the hour of my death. For this reason, in every action I must be mindful of God.

(From Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Eucharistic Reflection - My Heart Disappeared

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"My heart feels as if it were being drawn by a superior force each morning just before uniting with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. I have such a thirst and hunger before receiving Him that it's a wonder I don't die of anxiety. I was hardly able to reach the Divine Prisoner in order to celebrate Mass.

When Mass ended I remained with Jesus to render Him thanks. My thirst and hunger do not diminish after I have received Him in the Blessed Sacrament, but rather, increase steadily.

Oh, how sweet was the conversation I held with Paradise this morning. The Heart of Jesus and my own, if you will pardon my expression, fused. They were no longer two hearts beating but only one. My heart disappeared as if it were a drop in the ocean." 

(St. Pio of Pietrelcina as quoted by Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Need A Joyful Jolt Today???

Feeling down, overburdened? Take your mind off your troubles and turn your heart towards the most powerful Holy Spirit!

Thanks to Edward S for sharing this video today!

Book Review - Finding Patience

How do you teach a young child about life: adjusting to a new home and school, family,  making friends, overcoming adversity, prayer, patience, persistence, and trust in God?

If you are Virginia Lieto, you write Finding Patience, the first in a planned series of children’s books on the virtues, taking care to construct a story filled with real life characters and colorful, eye-catching and thought provoking illustrations and images.

This is a fantastic book – and the type our children so sorely need in today’s confused and misguided world.  I have already ordered a copy for my granddaughter. She will love it! Order your copy today.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Podcast - I Love You! I Will Always Love You!

Have you ever wondered what Jesus might be thinking as He gazes through the locked tabernacle doors at those sitting in the pews in front of Him...?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It's "Worth Revisiting Wednesday - Do You Really Want To Get Well?

Our continued thanks to Allison Gingras and Elizabeth Riordan for inviting Catholic bloggers re-post their favorite articles on “It’s Worth Revisiting” Wednesdays!

Go there now (and every Wednesday) and let these authors bless and challenge you in your Faith journey. 


During the rest of the week, visit Allison at Reconciled To You and Elizabeth at Theology Is A Verb.  

This is my offering for the week: 

Reflection on John’s Gospel – Do You Really Want To Get Well?

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Did you notice in [today’s] Gospel (John 5:1-16) that the paralytic did not answer Jesus’ question: “Do you want to get well?” Instead, he complained and whined about the injustice of not having anyone to put him into the healing waters of the pool once they were “stirred up”.

In not answering the specific question posed to him, this paralyzed man was much like many of us. One of the most difficult things I could get my clients to understand when I practiced law was the necessity to just answer the specific question they were asked. It is shocking how few of them and us actually do that. We are all over the place, either because we didn’t listen carefully enough to what was asked or because we want to avoid answering that question at all costs – to do so might make us uncomfortable or suggest changes we should, but are unwilling, to make in our lives.