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Lent, Lent, Uncategorized, Women's Ministry

On Being a Servant Leader

For the better part of the last 45 years, I have been mentored and guided by selfless servant leaders. Some were older than me and some younger, but all selfless and wise in their own right. Unfortunately, I also experienced some who claimed themselves as servant leaders, only to show themselves as wanting the world. The difference between the two was as clear as day. The true servant leaders understood and lived the conditions of discipleship and the others did not.

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Advent, Bible, Gospel

HGTV Renovation and Advent?

I love watching HGTV. I love seeing neglected houses, in sad states of disrepair, transformed  into something new and beautiful. But do you ever notice how quick the transformation is? The  renovation and that shiny, new farmhouse sink look good, but are they really good?  

In Matthew 7:21, we’re told that doing good work in the Lord’s name is not enough for us  enter the kingdom of heaven. We must do the will of the Father. Doing good work but without  doing God’s will is like covering up old knob-and-tube wiring with pretty walls and not fixing  what’s truly lacking. The result of good looking work is fleeting. In a few years, a new contractor will have to step in to fix the real issue.

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Advent, Bible, Gospel, Women's Ministry

Advent Devotional Wednesday, 2 December

I hate crowds. I don’t hate the people in them, but I really don’t like to be in the midst of a lot of people. Today’s Gospel account includes a really large group of people who have come out to see Jesus. And these crowds bring to Jesus a lot of people in need of healing, and Jesus cures them. The results of these miracles cause the crowds to be amazed, and who can blame them?


Encouragement from 52 Weeks with St. Faustina

I recently reviewed 52 Weeks with Saint Faustina by author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle.  I have greatly enjoyed leafing through Donna-Marie’s book and rededicating my prayer time to saying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the prayer that Jesus gave St. Faustina. 52 Weeks with St. Faustina lends itself to people like me!  I start the year… Continue reading Encouragement from 52 Weeks with St. Faustina