Browsing Beth's Thoughts on the Journey


Posted by Beth Roeder on 7/06/19

I have been able to spend time outside this summer. The last couple of summers I have been in school and pretty much put my life on hold. The last several weeks I have been reacquainting myself with the art of relaxing. Sitting in the sun, absorbing the heat, ... Read More »


Posted by Beth Roeder on 6/08/19


I am open to the spirit, the Holy Spirit. Yet, I can not do this by myself or alone. No, the reception of the Holy Spirit was received for the Apostles and followers as a community. Jesus was baptized, and the Holy Spirit filled him, but he wasn’t ... Read More »

Community 2

Posted by Beth Roeder on 6/08/19

In the gospel readings we first meet Peter. He is an ordinary person, with a respected job. He is a fisherman in his family’s business. Peter asks questions, he wants an explanation when Jesus tells them parables. Peter steps out of a boat in his zeal for following Christ. ... Read More »

Community Part 1

Posted by Beth Roeder on 5/16/19

 Community Pt. 1

You may have noticed that the liturgical readings include verses from the Acts of the Apostles. Jesus challenges all of us to go out and preach and baptize. Matthew 28:18-20, in the Great Commission states, “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven ... Read More »

Today's Prayer 3.18.19 Feasting on Saint Cyril

Posted by Beth Roeder on 3/18/19

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Today we feast on Saint Cyril of Jerusalem. If you haven’t already and are able to, download the Laudate app. You can discover more about Saint Cyril there. As a Doctor of the church many of his words of wisdom are recorded and used. For ... Read More »

Today's Prayer 3.13.19

Posted by Beth Roeder on 3/06/19


A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn. (Psalm 51)

Again Lord, you speak to me through Psalm 51. Help me to continue to be contrite and humbled. I will reread Psalm 51 so that it becomes written on my heart.

Today's Prayer 3.12.19

Posted by Beth Roeder on 3/06/19

From all their distress God rescues the just. (Psalm 34)

Psalm 34 reminds me of your rescues. In the dessert I find distress, and yet you are there. As I walk these forty days, I trust in your transformation through your rescue.

Today's Prayer 3.11.19

Posted by Beth Roeder on 3/06/19

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. (Psalm 19)

Transformation can only come from your words, Lord. These words bring be your spirit and life. The key to my transformation. I reflect on Psalm 19 so that your spirit and life are mine.

Today's Prayer 3.10.19

Posted by Beth Roeder on 3/06/19

Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble. (Psalm 91)

Psalm 91 asks for you to be with me, in trouble. Today I ask that you are with me in both good and bad times. I reflect on Psalm 91 to reveal your ways.

Today's Prayer 3.9.19

Posted by Beth Roeder on 3/06/19

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth. (Psalm 86)

Lord, I am eager to learn. Walking in truth is my desire. Today I will reflect on Psalm 86 to see what words speak to me so that transformation is mine.