Author Archives: Paula Veloso Babadi

About Paula Veloso Babadi

A member of the Catholic Writers Guild (St. John’s/ National Chapter) and regular contributor to St. Joseph’s Reflections Magazine, Paula Veloso Babadi loves God, her family and writing. Growing up in England and Pensacola with Filipino and British parents and marrying into her husband's Iranian family, she now makes her home in Jacksonville, Florida. Coupled with her culturally diverse daily life, Paula’s 35 year career in healthcare, lends depth to her writing and poetry. The Babadi’s have three sons, one daughter and three delightful grandchildren living close by.

When You Think You Think You Have Nothing to Give, Bring Your Drum…

At least that is what a young boy did thousands of years ago when he wanted to honor a new king. You probably can hear the drum beating as he asks “Shall I play for you? On my drum?”  You … Continue reading

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The Gift of Red

Advent and Christmas were always bright and happy times in my childhood home.  While focus was on preparing for the coming of Christ, mixed in with that anticipation was the fun of decorating.  Red was everywhere and in every room.  … Continue reading

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Lepidoptera Blessings

  The day after hurricane Irma, I marveled at a swallowtail butterfly gliding through my front yard; a graceful, welcome reprieve from the harsh winds of the day before. It was huge, soaring and totally unexpected.  This isn’t the first … Continue reading

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Women are More Expensive than Men and Other Language Lessons

A Funny Lesson Everyone laughed. I was trying to say in Farsi, the Persian language, “Women are stronger than men”, and unfortunately, it came out otherwise.  “Geruntar” meaning “more expensive”, innocently rolled off my lips instead of “gavidtar”, or “stronger”. … Continue reading

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Where Daniel Prayed

Paula Veloso Babadi The Example Standing at the tomb of Daniel the Prophet in the ancient, dusty town of Shushtar, Iran, I had a profound experience. Across the street from the ornate, blue-mosaic, silver-gilded mausoleum and plaza stood the ruins … Continue reading

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Beyond the Fear

“But if we acknowledge our sins, he who is just can be trusted to forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrong.” 1 John 1:9 Most of my life, I viewed confession as a burdensome part of being Catholic. … Continue reading

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