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Love God, Love Your Neighbor

The Mass readings for today included Deuteronomy 6:2-6 and Mark 12:28-34. In the first reading, Moses gave the law to Israel to “…love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.” In the Gospel, Jesus expanded on this by adding, “You shall love your neighbor […]

Cabin Times

We decided to close up the cabin for the winter this year to save some money. My brother got the guy from the water company to come blow out the pipes to make sure nothing freezes. Today my sister and I went for a drive and stopped up there. We took care of a couple […]

Holloweeny Day

This morning my mom, brother, and I went to visit my dad. There were several employees wearing costumes for Halloween. The executive director was dressed as the ringmaster. He said, “Someone has to be the leader of this circus!” It was pretty funny. After our visit, we went to one of our favorite scenic parks […]

Visiting Again

Last night I met with my prayer group online. It was wonderful to pray and visit. I got our family friend scheduled to spend a couple hours with my mom, so today I met a friend for a hike and a talk. It was a beautiful day for it. I feel like I’m starting to […]

Good Conversation

I talked with a far away friend today. Actually talked on the phone. There is nothing like hearing a friend’s voice and having a conversation, especially when it has been a long time. We caught up on kids and parents and struggles. We discussed the importance of treating the whole person – body, mind, and […]

God Cares Through Suffering

This morning I read the scripture for today and the words from Romans 8:18 hit my heart. I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.I thought these were especially meaningful considering my thoughts yesterday on suffering. Also, this was written by Paul, […]

Redemption Through Suffering

Tonight in my Bible class, we finished studying the book of Job. The verse for our prayer and contemplation was Job 42:2, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” As I meditated on these words, my thoughts went immediately to my father. I know that […]

Joy For Jacob

Today was my son Jacob’s birthday. At Mass this morning, the first reading was from Jeremiah 31:7-9. It started, “Thus says the LORD:Shout with joy for Jacob”I poked my sister and we chuckled. A few minutes later, my mom caught the connection as well and poked me. We chuckled too. I thought, I do shout […]

Close Family

Yesterday my mom wanted to take a walk as the weather was mild. I wanted to get out somewhere other than around the housing complex. Then I remembered my son and his family moved into a house that is directly across the street from a beautiful “Reflection Pond” owned by the neighboring church. We went […]

Strange Mail Mix-ups

This evening when we got home from being out, I checked the front door for any deliveries. There was a small package on the ground. I have made sure I have extra bottles of Lourdes water to take along with me, or to give to other people. I ordered some about a month ago and […]