Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/19/21
As I sit here and pray, asking Jesus what to write to you this week, the word courage keeps coming to my mind. I am a person who battles fear every day.
This past year of living during the pandemic and the volatile political climate of our country ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/11/21
Once again, I was blown away by parents this past week. Several parents came into the Faith Formation Office to register for Elementary Faith Formation or Confirmation. Moms and dads alike. Some had a child or children with them. Observing the interactions between parents and kids or hearing them ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/05/21
I am finding that even though I think I am calm, I am not. One morning I left home feeling good – not stressed and close to Jesus. I got up early, prayed, exercised, and ate a good breakfast. I felt calm, ready to get to work.
A ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 9/27/21
Yesterday I got to do something that I haven’t done in 5 years…well, part of something. I participated in the Malibu Olympic Distance Triathlon as part of a relay team. I did the 25-mile bike portion along PCH. It was awesome! I arrived at Zuma Beach at 5:30 a.m. ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 9/20/21
Money, money, money.
Do you have feelings attached to money? I do. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been afraid of money. I worry I don’t have enough to pay my bills and that I’ll be homeless. I feel guilty when I spend any money ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 9/14/21
Isn’t this such a busy time of year? Children are back to school. Many families started back playing sports – adults and children. We’re trying to figure out our routines in our homes.
Here in Faith Formation there is a lot of transition, so I too am trying ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 9/07/21
“We have over a couple hundred youth registered for Faith Formation and only 3 adult volunteers.” “Our parish has the same small group of people volunteering to care for all our ministries.” “Only 2 percent of our parishioners are giving each week, barely supporting the entire parish.” These are ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 8/23/21
A couple of weeks ago I met a woman who was incredibly friendly to me at a breakfast I went to. I am an introvert by nature, so it isn’t easy for me to sit at a table to share a meal with people I’ve never met. I made ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 8/16/21
After sitting and reading this coming Sunday’s Mass Readings to begin praying and asking the Holy Spirit to tell me what to write to you, I’m struck right away by a quote in the First Reading:
Joshua addressed all the people: “If it does not please you to serve ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 8/02/21
Staycation, not something I recall doing before. I had a week off and stayed home. I went to the beach with friends one day and went to the beach with more friends another day. I did early morning bike rides on PCH three days with no worries of getting ... Read More »