Tag: Easter

Holy Week 2021

 March 28, 2021

It’s hard to believe we’ve been dealing with this pandemic for over a year. Holy Week 2020 was like none other I have experienced. Hoping Holy Week 2021 will be by far a better one. Holy Week 2021 Last year around this time, Michigan went into lockdown. My local parish church was closed and Holy […]

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Psalm 126: Through the Cross to Resurrection

 May 28, 2020

Have you ever awoken from a nightmare, relieved to know it had only been a dream? You may be disoriented for a while as you adjust to reality. Imagine Mary Magdalene on Easter morning, how confused she must have been when she first saw Jesus. Was this a dream? Or was this reality and the […]

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Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter

 April 14, 2020

Looking for ideas how to keep the Easter celebration going all the way to Pentecost? Check out my article from last year’s March edition of St. Anthony Messenger Press. Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Easter as we continue to shelter in place.

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Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter!

 April 20, 2019

Wishing everyone a joy-filled and Happy Easter! My article, “Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter,” was featured in St. Anthony Messenger this month. If you haven’t read it yet, click here and check it out! Finally winter is gone (though we had snow last weekend), spring is here and time for new life. So often we […]

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Seven Weeks of Easter – Week 1, Decorate!

 April 5, 2018

Why is it so hard for some people to maintain a spirit of celebration? I ask this, knowing I am one such person. I find the struggles of everyday life and the penitence of the Lenten season much easier to deal with than seven weeks of Easter celebration. Who can keep up a party atmosphere […]

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Church Windows – Holy Week and Easter

 April 3, 2018

Jesus is risen, Alleluia! What more is there to say? Jesus lived, died and rose from the dead. The last days of Jesus’ life are depicted in these windows. Jesus, even on the cross, is glorious as he prepares to go to his Father. The sunlight shining behind this window has obscured many of the […]

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Easter – Season of New Life!

 March 31, 2018

Just in time for Easter – Season of New Life is now available. In Jesus’ death and Resurrection, God has given us a promise that no matter what situation we encounter, God is powerful enough to help us overcome it. This short book of reflections helps us realize our opportunities for hope and growth through […]

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Love Renewed

 May 8, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life So many years of marriage with heated arguments, sometimes uncomfortable silence. So many struggles raising children, balancing family and careers, juggling schedules. Could it be, now that the children are gone, now that we’re settled in our careers . . . Could it be that the embers of love […]

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A Job Well Done – Good Shepherd Sunday

 May 7, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life She can pat herself on the back for this one, they tell her.  A job well done. Something she can take pride in. She spearheaded the planning and the building of this hospital, this facility that will provide medical care for an entire community:  a place for babies to […]

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A Baby’s First Laugh

 May 2, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Some Native American tribes celebrate a baby’s first laugh rather than their first word. Makes sense to me. American society values language skills highly, but isn’t the ability to laugh and see the humor in life just as valuable? In fairy tales I can imagine an evil fairy stealing […]

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