Category Archives: New Life

A Shoot Shall Sprout from the Stump of Jesse

At my church, each Christmas we have a Jesse tree. Written on each ornament, is the name and wish of a person needing a gift. Parishioners take an ornament and return it with the requested gift. I’ve always wondered about this … Continue reading

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Who is this that speaks with authority?

If you read today’s Gospel reading, or listened to it, then you were probably touched by Jesus’ healing of the man with an unclean spirit and the crowd’s amazement, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

A couple of months ago Bradley and I created a butterfly garden. Soon after its completion, we found eleven Monarch caterpillars devouring our one milkweed plant. After eating all the leaves on FOUR milkweed plants (we made a few trips … Continue reading

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At the corner: spiritual awareness

Over the Christmas holiday my mom and I went out to a local antique mall, The Sleepy Poet. Nostalgia is not my thing. Old books, though, have always interested me. I love looking at the publication dates and finding to whom they … Continue reading

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