Sunday seems to be a good day to reflect and be at peace. Something that is harder to do now in our connected world. So, why not, for a moment, stop and think about all the good that has come to you.
Me, well, I am grateful to God, he has been exceedingly good to me, my wife Linda, my 3 boys, family, and friends. We are safe, healthy and well fed, we have generously given our time, talent and treasure to help others and tried to follow him every day.
Sunday’s were joyful and peaceful
Sunday’s, when I was young, were spent with my family, Grandparents, and cousins. There was no agenda, no internet, no cell phones, no fast food, no shopping, no texts, no interruptions. The surroundings were peaceful themselves; most stores were closed, traffic was lite. It was around the world a day of rest. Yes, Sunday was a day to meander through, to enjoy, to pray, be grateful and play. We were connected but not to “stuff” but something bigger. God was present, and so was his grace, peace, and joy. I was a happy youth surrounded by family and friends. Continue reading “Be Connected and Grateful To God”
Father’s gave their Sons the gift of faith in a real concrete way. We provided Fathers and Sons Trusted Resources, listed below. Remember, sites you visit should be faithful to the Magisterium of the Church.
Sites I Visit That Foster A Habit of Daily Prayer:
Articles about the Pope continue to be positive, even enthusiastic for a new message from the Church. Pope Francis throws the doors wide open, what a great time to be Catholic. Below is a Bloomberg article quote, but first, be sure to follow Pope Francis here in the States.
Follow the Pope this week, with these links or, find the papal app for both iPhone and Android. Quick links to schedules and video:
Pope Francis’ Political Critics Are Missing Something Fundamental
As this Bloomberg author says, it’s not a political message, it’s a people message.
“But despite all the commentary to the contrary, to see Francis’s visit here through a political prism is to miss not only that he’s going to challenge people across the spectrum. It’s also to miss that he wants to knock down the walls of all kinds that separate people, including the walls between parties that both the Republicans and Democrats have an interest in keeping in place.”
A few years ago, the family gathered for Mom’s birthday. I read aloud the following letter. She still thanks me for the copy I gave her.
When I reread the letter, it occured to me others might appreciate it because it’s a message to all parents and children. I removed specific family names so you can insert your own family members.
A Tribute to My Mom
Moms are unique, but not unique like different, or cool, or hip, but rather, unique because our experience of our own Mom is unique to each of us. Among my siblings, the experience of my Mom is unique to the experiences we had with Mom. My relationship with Mom is different from your relationship with Mom. Continue reading “Grateful for Mom”