Art for the Heart

Good Morning! Happy Sunday:) A couple of months ago I witnesssed the birth of my grandaughter, I will never forget the sound of my daughters voice, once Sadie was placed on her chest...she exclaimed "How can anyone not believe in God!". Our incredible God works wonders in the contant and steady birth that surrounds us, trust in his handiwork, he is everywhere. Love, Michelle

  Image by Alba Valdes

Image by Alba Valdes

Soul Saturday //  When the Memory Becomes a Treasure

I lost my mother to suicide on April 13, 2016. She suffered with anxiety and depression for many years and often struggled with alcoholism due to it. The stress and pressures of this world became too much for her to bear and much to the pain and desperation of those she left behind, she found her way out of it.

Appearances of Jesus // Ascension into Heaven

When you think about Jesus’ Ascension, it feels like the story is unfinished. Jesus is ascended into heaven, but the disciples are left in a daze, thinking “What do we do now?” Thankfully, the angels reminded the apostles about the mission:

Appearances of Jesus // Commissioning of the Disciples

In the Gospel, Jesus is speaking directly to 11 people, asking each to go forth doing His will and spreading His message. Jesus rose from the dead, and at that moment in Galilee the disciples began to understand everything being asked of them.

Appearances of Jesus // Jesus Appears to the Disciples While They are Fishing

I’ve recently been going through a period of waiting where God has been asking me to trust Him, and after several months where nothing seems to have changed, I don’t always feel like I have the energy to.

Appearances of Jesus // Jesus Appears to the Disciples and Thomas is with Them

At the end of today’s passage, we get some very eye-opening (pun intended) words from our Lord. “Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed.”

Appearances of Jesus // Jesus Appears to the Disciples(Thomas is Absent)

When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. My favorite part of that book was when the Stone Table broke.

Appearances of Jesus // Jesus Appears to the Women on the Road

“...Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the see the tomb.” Mark tells us, in his Gospel, that they carried spices so that they might anoint him.

Appearances of Jesus // Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is the first person in Scripture to whom Jesus appears after His resurrection. She hears His first spoken words, and later on becomes the first evangelizer with her own words