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Waiting with Courage

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June 8, 2020

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 ›

I’m Back

I’m back. I have been away. Away from blogging, from writing, from my normal, everyday life. I was sick. Sicker than I have ever been. Hospitalized twice. Emergency surgery. It has taken me a long time to get back. To get back to me. My memory didn’t work right. I lost lots of weight and… Read More ›

A Place to Pray

Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. – Mk 1:35 I can only imagine how much Jesus yearned for both a quiet place and the time to pray. I have often felt that way myself. Sometimes I let my schedule get too full. I can… Read More ›

Live in the Moment

Man is but a breath,  his days like a passing shadow. – Psalm 144:4 We just got home. We were away, visiting my mom who just celebrated her 85th birthday. We took her on some short trips to some of her favorite places. It was fun. And a real treat to see her joy. Mom… Read More ›

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