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Month: May 2022

  • Day 151 – Wisdom and Folly

    Day 151 – Wisdom and Folly

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn Solomon comes to the end of his life in foolishness. The builder finishes his life in ruins. The Lord told Solomon that he will establish his throne forever as long as he does not turn away from him and serve other gods. Solomon does not take…

  • Day 150 – The Dedication of the Temple

    Day 150 – The Dedication of the Temple

    Thoughts and Reflection We learn today that the Ark of the Covenant was brought into the Temple for the first time carried by priests. The Ark contained the tablets of the Ten Commandments, manna, and Aaron’s staff. At this point in history, only the tablets remain. As the Ark is brought into the holy place,…

  • Day 149 – All is Vanity

    Day 149 – All is Vanity

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we are starting to read from a new book – Ecclesiastes. In this book, we learn from the preacher and vanity. Vanity is translated to something that is meaningless or like vapor or smoke. We may think we don’t experience that in our lives, but this is nothing…

  • Day 148 – Solomon’s Wealth

    Day 148 – Solomon’s Wealth

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that as the temple is being built, the stone is prepared at the quarry. This is done so that no noise will be heard and the sacred silence is observed in the house of the Lord. The stone in the Temple is overlaid with wood and then that is…

  • Day 147 – Temple Worship

    Day 147 – Temple Worship

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn how God responds to Solomon’s prayer of dedication to the Temple. God demonstrates the power of his presence by sending fire down from heaven. The Temple is essential because the presence of the Lord will be there and it is where the people will worship. We must…

  • Day 146 – The Universal Church

    Day 146 – The Universal Church

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we learn that Solomon delegates his authority by selecting twelve men to serve as leaders in Israel. As Catholics we can see ourselves as members of the universal Church and at other times we might think in territorial ways. While we belong to our parishes, we always need to…

  • Day 145 – Solomon Builds the Temple

    Day 145 – Solomon Builds the Temple

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we learn the great work from Solomon’s life – building the holy temple of the Lord. The Levites carry the Ark of the Covenant into the sanctuary of the Temple. The Lord honors this event and a cloud of glory fills the space. Solomon prays for wisdom at…

  • Kid Approved – Italian Sausage Pasta

    Kid Approved – Italian Sausage Pasta

    This recipe has been a work in progress. After two tries, I have made it our own and something the kids say is the best they ever had! It does take a bit to make, especially when you have to reduce the sauce down. So plan ahead. Don’t have rigatoni in your pantry? Any pasta…

  • Day 144 – David’s Last Words

    Day 144 – David’s Last Words

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn about David’s final words to Solomon. He transfers his hard-earned wisdom to his son. He tells him that people will seek to get close to him and will try to take advantage of him. Children pay more attention to the example we set than the advice…

  • Day 143 – Solomon Asks for Wisdom

    Day 143 – Solomon Asks for Wisdom

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we learn David is nearing the end of life. Adonijah, one of David’s sons, is very popular amongst the people and declares himself king. Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, goes to David and tells him this happened. David is a success in every area of his life except within his own…