Author Archives: fromareportersnotebook

About fromareportersnotebook

Former reporter and city editor at The Tribune, Welland, On. Active in various community groups and initiatives, married with two grown children, interested in roses specifically and gardening in general. A collection of previously-written columns was published in book form in the fall of 2013 and is available by contacting the writer at: fromareportersnotebook@gmail.com. It sells for $20.

Morning Offering: 10. 07. 21

Today’s Reflection: For every fear that shakes your peace, For every night you feel alone, For every moment you lose a little hope, There is an angel who whispers, ‘I am here.’ – Unattributed.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 10. 06. 21

Today’s Reflection: Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. — St. Francis de Sales.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 10. 04. 21

Today’s Reflection: We praise you, Lord, for all your creatures,
especially for Brother Sun,
who is the day through whom you give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour,
of you Most High, he bears your likeness.
We praise you, Lord, for Sister Moon and the stars,
in the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair. — excerpt of Canticle of the Sun, Saint Francis of Assisi, whose feast day it is today.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich. (Photo: Canticle of the Sun stained glass windows, Paroisse Sacré-Coeur, Sacred Heart Parish, Welland.)
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 10. 03. 21

Today’s Reflection: I never tire of reading this, nor sharing it — 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. — Thomas Merton.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 10. 02. 21

Today’s Reflection: May the God of gentleness be with us, caressing us with sunlight and rain and wind. May God’s tenderness shine through us to warm all who are hurt and lonely. May the blessing of gentles be with us. May the God of wonder be with us, delighting us with sunrise and sunset, enchanting our senses, filling our hearts, giving us wide-open eyes that we may see the splendor in both the humble and majestic. — Catholic prayer site.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 09. 30. 21

Today’s Reflection: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven … — Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 09. 29. 21

Today’s Reflection: Most merciful Jesus, I trust in You, I trust in You, I trust in You. May I trust You always and in all things. May I daily surrender to Your Divine Mercy.— Catholic prayer site.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 09. 28. 21

Today’s Reflection: Dear God, I pray for your strength today as I step out into the world. Give me your eyes, so I can see all there is to see. Give me your ears, so that I listen intently for every morsel of instruction. Give me your heart, so that I can learn to be more compassionate.
Thank you for your grace and mercy which you hand out freely every day. Lord, wrap your loving arms around those who need it most today and give them your peace. In your name I pray. Amen! — Morning prayer.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.