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: 05. 16. 22

Today’s Reflection: Show your ways to me, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Direct me in your truth, and teach me;
for you are God my Savior. — St. Peter Faber, SJ
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. daily.

Morning Offering: 05. 15. 22

Today’s Reflection: O Lord, through our Easter celebrations, renew your people in zeal to speak and live the Gospel, that the Church may truly be a living sacrament of salvation for all peoples, through Christ our Lord. Amen. — 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: 05. 14. 22

Today’s Reflection: Come, Lord Jesus, into my day. In all the situations I face, let me see that you are the way, the truth, and the life. Amen. — Joseph Lagan.
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: 05. 12. 22

Today’s Reflection: Compassionate and loving God,
you created a beautiful world for us to share:
Give us the desire to live simply,
so that our lives show your generosity.
You made us responsible for the earth:
guide us so that those who come after us may enjoy your creation. Amen. — Jesuit 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: 05. 11. 22

Today’s Reflection: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen. — Hail Mary, traditional 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.

Morning Offering: 05. 10. 22

Today’s Reflection: For Seasons on Life
For seasons on life
When fall turns to winter
and winter to spring
let me embrace
the seasons of life.

From highs and lows
From joy to sorrow
and back again
From birth to breath
and life to death.

God, make yourself known. — Author Unknown.

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: 05. 09. 22

Today’s Reflection: A Morning Prayer
Oh, God, enlighten my mind with truth
Inflame my heart with love
Enrich my life with service
Pardon what I have been;
Sanctify what I am;
Order what I shall be;
And Thine shall be the glory and
Mine the eternal salvation.
Through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.— The Chautauqua 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. daily.

Morning Offering: 05. 08. 22

Today’s Reflection: One of my favourites, which is why I come back to it every now and then – Let us come alive to the splendour that is all around us and see the beauty in ordinary things. — 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: 05. 07. 22

Today’s Reflection: I pray today that my heart will be good soil to receive your life and love. — Jesuit 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.