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God Urges Us to Move Forward

Posted by Laura Diaz on 3/29/22

It is a beautiful Spring morning as I sit and write to you. I’m having a blessed moment of a peaceful mind, a heart full of love, and joyful thoughts. This past Saturday evening I went to a MercyMe concert, my favorite Christian band. At one point the lead ... Read More »

Seeing Others as God Sees Them

Posted by Laura Diaz on 3/22/22

This past weekend I participated in the Religious Education Congress at the Anaheim Convention Center with a few of our Catechists. I went to three workshops that were about trauma, something I learned that half the people in any given group are experiencing. How are we as the Catholic ... Read More »

Complaining or Gratitude?

Posted by Laura Diaz on 3/14/22

I just read through this coming Sunday’s Mass readings and prayed, asking Jesus to speak to me through them. He did.   Do not grumble as some of them did… 1 Corinthians 10:10   This verse from the Second Reading is Saint Paul reminding us not to “grumble” or complain ... Read More »

Listen.

Posted by Laura Diaz on 3/08/22

We begin our second week of Lent. I already failed. I made commitments to Jesus for Lent and within the first few days I failed. The wonderful thing about Jesus is that He not only is patient with me, but He reassures me that He gives me the grace ... Read More »

Humility and Simplicity

Posted by Laura Diaz on 3/01/22

We begin Lent with Ash Wednesday this week. 40 days of praying, fasting, and alms giving. On Tuesday you are all invited to come to the Plaza in front of the church at 6:30 p.m. for the burning of all our palms from last year’s Palm Sunday, which we ... Read More »

Your Fruit = Your Truth

Posted by Laura Diaz on 2/22/22

There is a lady who suffered horrific abuse as a child at the hands of her father. As a teenager she loaded up her younger brothers in a car and drove across the United States to save them all. She put herself through college while working so that she ... Read More »

Love

Posted by Laura Diaz on 2/14/22

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! The calendar in my kitchen at home says that if one moment is spent on love, then the day is not wasted. At first I thought, “OK. I’ve read better quotes on love.” I am one of those people that is constantly reading everything ... Read More »

Be a Blessing of Mercy

Posted by Laura Diaz on 2/07/22

Last week on one of the nights I worked late, I came home, plopped my backpack and coat on the floor, made a cup of tea, and turned the TV on. I love watching and learning from documentaries on PBS. One had just begun. I could tell they were ... Read More »

Right Where You Are

Posted by Laura Diaz on 1/31/22

The past two years I have not been able to get together with close friends because we are all trying to stay safe during this pandemic. Our “bubbles” of who we interact with are small. Well, this past Saturday I had a 6 hour, in-person planning meeting with a ... Read More »

The Truth of Who You Are Created to Be

Posted by Laura Diaz on 1/25/22

I typically sit, read through the upcoming Sunday Mass readings, then pray asking The Holy Spirit what I am to write to you in the Weekly Email.   This past week I have struggled a lot with stress and find that my brain is tired. I sat here at ... Read More »