Lent Pieces

Lent is an incredibly powerful time of year. We read daily scripture or stories leading up to the arrest, judgment, crucifixion, resurrection, 40 days Jesus lived on earth and the final ascension. It’s important as believers that we know WHY we are saved, the sacrifice that was made for our freedom from sin, forgiveness andContinue reading “Lent Pieces”

Scraps of Paper

“The Pieces” the book and this blog, started out from scraps of paper I would write and save. Usually from a morning meditation or a scripture that called to me. In time, I had an envelope full of these scraps and a desire in my heart to share The Good News with those who mayContinue reading “Scraps of Paper”

Advent Pieces

The colors of Advent have specific meanings, have you ever wondered about them? Tonight it’s a “101” class! Enjoy and learn! Thanks to crosswalk.com The First Sunday of Advent’s Purple Candle Signifies Hope The first Sunday of Advent leads our hearts to Hope. The purple color symbolizes royalty, repentance, and fasting. This week is aContinue reading “Advent Pieces”

Pieces of Sunday

Some churches have opened with specific rules, smaller groups, masks.  I have still not felt comfortable to make this journey.  Instead my Sundays looks a lot different.  I do not “honor the Sabbath,” I do chores and grocery shop and pull some weeds in the garden.  I intentionally find time in the Word, with MotherContinue reading “Pieces of Sunday”

Conversation and conversion

I like having a good conversation about why I became Catholic, it seems to be what people care about now days, and is the first topic we discuss when we haven’t seen each other for awhile. What I dislike greatly is the morbid curiosity or judgment kind of conversation about my conversion.  Had one ofContinue reading “Conversation and conversion”

Pieces of the World

I’ve traveled to Germany, Amsterdam, Canada, Mexico and a few Caribbean islands.  I was born and raised in the United States and at 54 this might seem like a small list.  I am not a world traveler by any means, but I am……becoming one!  We leave in a few days for Ireland and Scotland. ManyContinue reading “Pieces of the World”

Pieces of Communion

The Catholic church honors communion as a very sacred act.  It is Jesus you are meeting. The bread; his body and the wine;  his blood.  It is experiencing Jesus in the highest form.  He is inviting you to encounter Him.  Wow!!!  Powerful!!! While the Catholic faith refers to communion as the Eucharist, it is sharedContinue reading “Pieces of Communion”

Divine Mercy

Today the Catholic faith celebrates the Divine Mercy.  What is it?  I didn’t know until I stepped into church today (of course I’m only a week old Catholic, so don’t expect much from me, for awhile!!!) History of the Message and Devotion to Divine Mercy The Message of the Divine Mercy that Sr. Faustina receivedContinue reading “Divine Mercy”

Pieces of Adoration

On my journey to becoming Catholic, I have experienced God on a deeper level, mainly through new ways of prayer.  Adoration is one that I find incredibly moving and soulful. Webster defines it as this:   the act of adoring, the state of being adored The first time I experienced the Adoration prayer was during theContinue reading “Pieces of Adoration”