Challenges Women Face November 2, 2016 Dear Julie: Do animals have souls and go to heaven? –Wondering ***** Dear Wondering: That’s a question many of us have asked. Here’s what I think. God loves and cares for animals. He made them before He made man and gave Adam the charge to name them and rule over them. He instructs in Proverbs 12:10, “A righteous man cares for the needs of... read more

Missing My Son

Facing Our Challenges Head-On! November 27, 2015 Dear Julie: I wish to remain anonymous please…here’s my question- 13 months ago my 15 yr old son passed away- my priest assured me he is in heaven which gives me comfort. But there are sooo many people who claim to get signs form loved ones- feathers, seeing a cardinal, etc. How could people possibly be in heaven AND here to send signs? I have... read more

A String of Selah Pearls – Psalm 143:6

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”  Psalm 143:6 “I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.  Selah.” Meditation How fitting that this last pearl focuses on a personal... read more