What can be more inspiring than knowing that the Lord cares for and watches over us? He is a good Father, Provider and Giver of all things.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose." (Psalm 23:1)
"Besides restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul. He guides my paths for his name's sake." (Psalm 23:2-3)READ MORE
When asked what inspires you, many people might answer: God's love and teachings inspire me. Some will say their spouse and children are their inspiration or motivation. Others may say acts of kindness. Though, many might say that finding inspiration is hard these days.
I encourage all of you to make time during the upcoming holiday season to think about what inspires you to be the best person you can be. Below are a couple of psalms to get you started thinking about it.READ MORE
Last week I wrote about the meaning of the word inspiration according to the Holy Scriptures. If you look up inspiration in the dictionary you will find several definitions. Merriam Webster lists the following meanings for inspiration:
A divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation; the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions; the act of influencing or suggesting opinions; the act of drawing in; specifically: the drawing of air into the lungs; the quality or state of being inspired; and an inspiring agent or influence.
The Catholic Church in the United States celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week from November 5-11. An annual celebration dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our support for those who are considering one of these vocations.
Let us pray for the people in our community and around the country who may be inspired to respond. Pray that they respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits if the Lord calls them to the priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life.READ MORE
Flu season is quickly approaching. Here a few quick tips use you can use every day to avoid getting sick:
Wash your hands: You should be washing your hands often, especially before eating, after using the bathroom and after being around those who are ill. Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose, and if you do, make sure those hands are clean.
Two methods to effectively clean your hands: Use alcohol hand gels/foam or, use soap and water. To engage your children, having them wash their hands while singing “Happy Birthday” twice which provides the 15 second requirement for clean hands and makes it fun for kids.READ MORE