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New Life

My husband and I lived in the same city for over 40 years. We met each other there. We got married there. We raised children there. To move to a new city at this time in our lives is not an easy thing. Not easy to leave old home or children or friends. Not easy… Read More ›

Grandpa

Update on the birds – They come everyday. All kinds of birds. Bluejays and cardinals and tiny little things I do not know the name of. Unfortunately, the squirrels come, too. Evidently, they like bird food. They really are pests. And they scare the birds, so I looked up ways of keeping squirrels away. I… Read More ›

When Life Interrupts Us

My husband and I were in a car accident last week.  A car ran a red light and cut right in front of us. The airbags came out and smacked us in the chest and face and it felt like the air got sucked right out of our lungs.  The picture I cannot get out… Read More ›

Do We Belong to the World?

Jn 15:18-21 “If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you”. – John 15:19 “The world hates you.” Strong words, but they tell us what we need to hear. After… Read More ›

Retirement

I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed writing and sharing my reflections on scripture, on life, on everyday moments. Now that I am retired, I have time. Or maybe it is better to say that I will soon have time. Right now we are getting ready to move. Packing and cleaning and planning. This is our last… Read More ›

New Book! Catholic Testimonies

Always Be Ready: An Excerpt from “Sharing Your Catholic Faith Story”

Are We Aware?

And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. – Lk 4:24 I heard new things in this gospel reading today. And it led to a lot of questions. Do we take others for granted? Do we take our co-workers and family members for granted? Do we… Read More ›

The Inn of God’s Heart

While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Lk 2:6-7) Jesus was born in anonymity. Jesus came uninvited into a… Read More ›

Visitation

“Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” – Lk 1:45 Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that her cousin, Elizabeth, in her old age, is also blessed to be with child.  Unlike the fearful Zechariah, Mary believed what the angel had told her. And… Read More ›

Do Not Be Afraid

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. – Lk 1:30-31 Do not be afraid.  I love those words. The hymn “Be Not Afraid” is one of my… Read More ›

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