Browsing the April 2020 archive of Where is God in this?

On This Long Road

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/27/20

We are now in week 7 of the Stay at Home Order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is getting more difficult to live like this. Over the weekend the numbers of people testing positive and people dying in California rose. We need to stay the course and stay ... Read More »

Breath and Touch

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/18/20

Every time I walk into my bedroom my eyes seem to immediately fall on my homemade face mask which now hangs on the side of a cabinet from a hook. It's out of place, isn't normally there. It bothers me that I have to remember to take it with ... Read More »

Seeing Easter Joy

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/14/20

After a busy Easter weekend of computer work I decided to “have a day off” yesterday. No computer or phone. I needed to feel somewhat normal so I decided to take a drive. To me it feels good getting in my car and driving, no mask or gloves, just ... Read More »

Wait, what?!

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/12/20

It's Easter Sunday! Jesus has risen from the dead! 

Wait, what? Jesus was killed on the cross, was buried in a tomb - dead. On Easter Sunday morning His disciples went to the tomb to pray and visit their beloved dead like I go to the cemetery to pray ... Read More »

Fear 365

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/11/20

Fear. That is a four letter word that has had such power over my life. I grew up with fear. It is there right after every thought. It is there every place I go. It is in my dreams. It is a heavy weight I carry, sometimes so heavy ... Read More »

The Cross

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/10/20

I have a cross in my pocket pretty much every day. I have cross necklaces, cross rings and bracelets. In my living room I have a collection of crosses from around the world on my wall. I see crosses hanging from people's rear view mirrors in their cars. Many ... Read More »

Holy Thursday During a Pandemic

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/09/20

Holy Thursday is the first day of the Triduum. These three days we journey with Jesus from the Last Supper to the Cross to the tomb. I love going to the liturgies of these three days. Today Jesus shows us how to love one another as He loves us, ... Read More »

Three T's on Tuesday

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/07/20

We cannot gather in our beautiful church because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to be in our domestic church - our church of the home. On the LA Archdiocesan website, www.lacatholics.org, there is a list of things we can do at home each day of Holy Week. The ... Read More »

Drop Your Rock

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/03/20

Anger. I can explode into it inside so easily. My body stiffens and my fists clench. I lash out in my mind with angry thoughts. Today a man let a heavy door into my apartment building slam in my face after he looked right at me coming in behind him. ... Read More »