Guide for Confession

Sometimes getting ready for the Sacrament of Reconciliation can be like staring at a blank wall.  We don’t know where to start.  Plus, you might be freaked out because you don’t remember what to do once your are in the confessional.  Here are two guides that that my family uses.  1. One of the guides … More Guide for Confession

God Melted my Anger

Judging from my smile, you would never have guessed that I was burning on the inside but, there were a handful of years in my life when vicious words swirled in my mind and anger took the place of peace.  Disappointment, lack of sleep, failure and chaos certainly contributed to this mental/emotional state but years … More God Melted my Anger

Family Prayer

We pray as a family around the fireplace every so often and sometimes just as a married couple.  Since this time is not always easy, it can help to have some format.  Here’s an idea to try adapting along with your own message: Family Prayer   Song  Bless the Lord, o my soul and all … More Family Prayer

Is Everything the Will of God? -part 2 (a slight pause for humility)

Serendipitously, yesterday morning, I was able to go to Mass.  Since I had begun writing about the various challenges to the concept of accepting everything as coming from the Will of God, it was on my mind.  My buoyant spirit upon embarking this endeavor was slightly checked by a memory of the end of the … More Is Everything the Will of God? -part 2 (a slight pause for humility)