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Quarantine Questions

December 22, 2020

Why is it, when I have plenty of time on my hands, in the midst of this long, long time of quarantine, I don’t take the time to write?  Could it be that I am lazy? Not really. Could it be that I am busy? No, of course not. Could it be that I have… Read More ›

Gifts

I’m back. It has been a month since I last posted. Between the stresses of a sick husband and the pandemic and dealing with Medicare, etc., I just never felt like writing. Or reading. In other words, I have been feeling overwhelmed. And as usual, when I feel overwhelmed, even the smallest things stress me… Read More ›

Venting

Its been a long time since I have written. No blog. No reflection. My life has been too crazy. My husband recently got pneumonia. In this time of coronavirus, that is even scarier than usual. He was admitted to the hospital. There was some miscommunication with my family on visiting rules. One of my sons… Read More ›

Waiting with Courage

It is a rainy day. We have had a lot of rainy days the past week or so. Today I saw a huge turtle walking around the other side of the lake. And there are a lot of ducks. Go figure. We left our quarantine and traveled the other day. A deacon’s wife had passed… Read More ›

Blessings

Easter seemed strange this year. No family get togethers. No Holy Week Masses. I know I could have watched them online but I just didn’t. I think I was just plain sad. There is nothing wrong with being sad. Living in this strange new world, I think I would be crazy if I didn’t feel… Read More ›

We Are Loved

I celebrated a birthday this week. My husband made me an awesome dinner. And my son and daughter-in-law brought their 2 children over. (Don’t worry. We practiced social distancing). They made me a big poster with letters to me and their drawings. And my eldest stepson and daughter-in-law and my 3 adult grandchildren and soon… Read More ›

A Strange New World

I feel like I am living in a strange world. Like I woke up one day, and my whole world had changed. Our whole world had changed. I am so thankful that I am not sick. My husband is not sick. Neither are our children and grandchildren. I know it could all change in a moment…. Read More ›

Lenten Hope

I would like to say that I will be more consistent in writing my reflections and my blog more often during Lent. I know it would help me if I did that. Writing often makes me feel closer to Jesus. Writing spiritual reflections and articles  – for me – is like praying. But alas, I… Read More ›

Retirement

I haven’t written in a while. Life is so busy these days! I have to laugh. I thought retirement would be more relaxing!! Actually retirement is fun. It’s just that there is a lot more to do than I realized! I am back doing spiritual direction at church. I am going to Benedictine Oblate meetings every… Read More ›

Benedictine Home

I went to the Holy Name Monastery yesterday for a day with Benedictine Oblates. They meet 5 times a year on Sundays to discuss and learn and pray. This year we are studying Sr. Joan Chittister’s book on the Rule of St. Benedict. I had read it before but I am getting so much more… Read More ›

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