When life is hard, who do you lean on? Today on the blog, Bonnie Shaw shares a time when she found peace at the side of a special friend.
“Meanwhile, my spirit cries out, ‘But, I miss your precious blood. I miss holy water and sacraments like Baptism, Anointing of the Sick for the Dying. I miss the Treasury of the Church that is locked away from the Faithful.'” In honor of the month of the Precious Blood, Bonnie Shaw shares what fasting from the cup has meant to her.
This week on the blog, Bonnie Shaw writes in memory of a much beloved grandmother.
“The ache of what had been given up, said “no” to in order to say “yes” to supporting my husband, to meeting the needs of my family through moves, differing stages of life, and through health crises was blooming in my heart. The willing sacrifice and decisions made on my part had been a beautiful gift to my family … Like Jesus, the giving up was the sacrifice that made His gift beautiful.” Bonnie Shaw reflects on a topic many women can relate to in her latest post for The Well.
“We are called to be salt and light, blessed salt for others and light in a dark and weary world. We cannot be either of these effectively if we, ourselves, are stuck in a place of fear, too afraid to lend a hand to our neighbor or love one another.” In her latest blog post at The Well, Bonnie Shaw shares why trust in God will conquer fear in times such as these.
New at the blog: “Though we can respond to His invitation with but a fraction of what He deserves, every moment we spend time with Him, no doubt, He is wholly pleased.” Bonnie Shaw invites us to just come.
How do the Oklahoma State University crew team, Garth Brooks, and The Brady Bunch play a role in God’s Reckless Love? Let’s go on a journey with Bonnie Shaw’s latest reflection to find out!
“Jesus, come into my heart and stay with me forever!” Bonnie Shaw links together joy, suffering, and life-sustaining friendships in this heartfelt reflection celebrating the great feast of Pentecost.
Finding peace when struggling to make decisions, embracing our nothingness, seeking joy in the “hidden years,” and the connection between gratitude and peace. All that and more as we continue The Well’s Lenten series on Searching for and Maintaining Peace.