“Get over yourself, God Needs You!”

Sunday was the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Gospel reading was of the Canaanite woman with an ill daughter.  Now, what was so interesting about this Sunday, was that I was at a church that is far more conservative than I am. I seldom go to this church for Mass because I find that…

Jeremiah preaches to Israel that their bad habits, sinful ways, have left them wounded, but God puts it all right.

Mommy Mantra August 5, 2014 a Except for the first reading which is from Jeremiah, 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22, you would think someone had forgotten to turn the page from yesterday. a Jeremiah preaches to Israel that their bad habits, sinful ways, have left them wounded, but God puts it all right. a In the alternative…

FHB Family Hold Back

Mommy Mantra August 3, 2014: MT 14:13-21 The five loaves and two fishes. Ever have an unexpected guest come to your house for dinner, maybe a friend of your children’s, or neighbour, family member? FHB, means family hold back taking as much as you want for dinner so our guest can have enough. Well, of…

Invisible Mom

Look very closely at this picture. This doleful little girl isn’t standing by a chair but she is in a formal with her mother.  I have no idea how this became the fashion, or what the thought was behind the fashion. These pictures came to mind when I read the Gospel this morning.  As moms we…

I hate ___________

Mommy Mantra July 30, 2014: JER 15:10, 16-21, MT 13:44-46 A Jeremiah is lamenting the birth of Israel, but there is also relief if Israel seeks out God and works to better. In the Gospel we hear a shorten version of Sunday’s Gospel. A I see a link between the two readings. The Gospel speaks…

Isn’t it easier for us to confront, question, have a deep conversation with someone we know so intimately?

Mommy Mantra July 29, 2014: Memorial of Saint Martha a If you read the first few verses of Jer 14:17-22: “Let my eyes stream with tears day and night, without rest…” In the first reading Jeremiah laments over the sins of Israel and worries that God has abandoned the nation. a JN 11:19-27 or Luke…

Spiritual Question to Ponder: Valued Reason

Yesterday’s Gospel Jesus speaks for the merchant who sells everything to buy the great pearl, the farmer who finds treasure in a field who also sells everything to buy it, and the fishermen who hauled in every type of fish and works to provide the best, every example of someone who gives up everything they…

Mom Blogs today’s parables-Resource Thursday: Mary Lenaburg’s Passionate Perseverance

Today the readings speak of God’s message being presented to the world through Jesus’ parables and Jeremiah’s 2: 1-2: The word of the LORD came to me: Go, cry out this message for Jerusalem to hear! I remember the devotion of your youth, how you loved me as a bride, Following me in the wilderness, in a…