Devotions

Blessed Mother Mama-Bear

Blessed Mother Mama-Bear

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. // Revelation...
December 12, 2022
Strength for All Things

Strength for All Things

In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. I...
November 05, 2022
When We Feel We Don't Deserve

When We Feel We Don't Deserve

[B]e obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ, not only when being watched, as currying favor, but as slaves of Christ,...
October 26, 2022
Apples, Digging in, and Committing to the Faith

Apples, Digging in, and Committing to the Faith

We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God. // 1...
August 30, 2022
My Storm Within

My Storm Within

Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. // Matthew 8:26 The date had been scrawled on the calendar for nearly a month....
June 28, 2022
This Is Your Week for Sanctity

This Is Your Week for Sanctity

But they continued their shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” // Luke 23:21 Today’s Gospel is a lengthy one. Our parish gives the lay people the optional minuscule participant part. Minor...
April 10, 2022
The State of Your Heart

The State of Your Heart

When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. // Matthew 1:24 You probably already know this, but...
March 19, 2022
Not Left Alone

Not Left Alone

“Can I bring dinner by?” The response on the tip of my tongue was, “No, of course not; we’ll be fine.” We hadn’t had a baby, lost a loved one,...
August 20, 2021
Making Space for Fruition

Making Space for Fruition

I lug my overly pregnant self onto the couch at the end of the day. My husband still isn’t home from his late-night classes, but I’ve successfully tucked my other...
June 23, 2021
Let the Healing Begin

Let the Healing Begin

I hear the cries before my four year old even makes it into the house. Huge sobs as he pushes open the door, screens slamming behind. Bursting into the kitchen,...
March 08, 2021
Now Is a Time to Reset

Now Is a Time to Reset

"Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:2). Again, today on Ash Wednesday, you are called to this time, a season...
February 17, 2021
Rock Climbing and Renewed Hope

Rock Climbing and Renewed Hope

I wheeled the minivan into the parking lot, thankful for a few extra minutes to shuttle my sons into the venue. Their hesitant faces peered out as the sliding door...
December 16, 2020