Archive | April 2019

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Prodigal Son

As I said yesterday, my travelling brother returned and will be staying in the area now for a while. We enjoyed having his company and hearing more stories about his adventures in person. I also appreciated his help and conversation in the kitchen. And we forgot how much fun it was to have his dog […]

Love Invites

Today was a beautiful day getting together with the family. My brother who was travelling has returned and was able to join in the festivities once again. We decided to make a German meal as we were celebrating my parents’ anniversary and birthdays all together along with Easter. Every person made something to contribute – […]

His Anointing

A couple weeks ago, a friend found out he has an aggressive type of cancer. Though he’s almost 80 years old, he would drive to his condo in the mountains and go skiing all during the winter. He felt great, but had some minor pains that he took to be kidney stones. So, he and […]

Bittersweet

My parents celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary today. They said several times that they couldn’t believe how much time has gone by and that they are still here to celebrate. It just happened to also be Good Friday. The weather outside was just about perfect, so we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head […]

Holy Thursday Experiences

Holy Thursday Mass tonight was beautiful. It was pretty traditional with chanting and moving hymns. As I watched the priest wash the feet of 12 people, I remembered when I had my feet washed and what an incredible moment that was. I remembered inviting some youth to have their feet washed and watching their reactions. […]

Weight Lifted

When my mom got up this morning, she said she was feeling really good – better than she has in a few months. She said she felt as if a huge weight had been lifted off of her. When my dad got up he exclaimed that it was a beautiful day, and a beautiful life. […]

Excellent Health News

A while ago, during my dad’s unexpected hospital visit one of the tests discovered a tumor on my dad’s pancreas. Since then, we have been praying to Our Lady of Lourdes and blessing ourselves with holy water. My dad has been putting his share on his stomach where the pancreas is located. He has had […]