Valuing Life

With a name like St. Martha’s Lens, I’m sure you are not surprised to hear I’m Catholic.   For some readers that sentence may drive them to exit out of this blog and never return.  I wish you wouldn’t, but I refuse to change who I am to gain followers.  I’m what they call a “cradle…

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What Does Money Really Buy?

Money, money, money, money… I’ll start out by stating, what you grew up with is what you know. It is vital to make that statement because this post could be poorly construed as pointing fingers in someway, but it is not.  We learn from our parents and our surroundings.  Our parents learned from their parents…

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Happy New Year Folks! What are your resolutions for 2018?  I’m really hopeful this year will be just as blessed as last year, maybe even more.  I love hearing how positive people are near the beginning of the new year.  Friends and family looking forward to starting fresh and doing something great for themselves warms…

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How Do I Pray?

Who love Facebook’s “On this Day…”? It gives me great insight of my growth throughout the years.  Four and Five years ago I was posting things that were mostly negative or snarky, but thankfully that phase has passed.  Well, today Facebook reminded me I was beginning my journey to healing this time last year.  On…

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The Road Ahead

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore, I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. Amen.

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