When she was younger, my mother used to work as a telephone operator in a downtown office. There were prostitutes walking the streets where this office was. My mother came home in tears one day, because some of the other telephone operators were tormenting the prostitutes as they passed by. My mother found that extremely … Continue reading Mom and Dad
If, when we shall arrive at Saint Mary of the Angels, all drenched with rain and trembling with cold, all covered with mud and exhausted from hunger; if, when we knock at the convent-gate, the porter should come angrily and ask us who we are; if, after we have told him, "We are two of … Continue reading Movie Night: Father Stu
My gas bill arrived in the mail today. I was terrified to open it. Last month's bill was the highest I have ever paid, and given everything that is going on, I fully expected this month's bill to be even higher. I was praying as I opened it, and begging God to just let it … Continue reading Thank You, Lord, for Another Prayer Answered!
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding." Last night, I experienced what I consider to be a small miracle, if there is such a thing as a small miracle. The nail on one of my big toes had started to become ingrown. This has happened before. … Continue reading Suffering
2 Corinthians 12:7 “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.”King James Version (KJV) Being raised in a good old fashioned Catholic home, we weren't … Continue reading BVOTD
I just found this post, written by a Protestant minister. I think he is a minister, anyway. This post focuses on an aspect of Jesus' life that doesn't get much attention: most of His relatives-all of them, possibly, except for Joseph and Mary-thought that He was crazy, and they treated Him with derision. Until He … Continue reading Jesus Had Family Problems Too
Recently, Simon and I got into a little bit of a debate about whether or not the devil could read our minds. I said that he could. Simon said that he couldn't. It was very foolish of me to start writing on a topic without referring first to religious scholars, and even more foolish to … Continue reading Simon Was Right
In another thread, Simon was talking about how the devil only goes after those who are serving God. This started me thinking about dreams. People have been looking to dreams as a connection to God since the beginning of time. I have experienced many dreams that I know come from God. Most of them have … Continue reading God, the devil, and Dreams