Archive | May 2022

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How To Walk

I read a quote today that touched my heart: “When we walk like we are rushing, we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth. Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if […]

Vastness of Prayer

Before I go to bed, I try to do an examination of conscience. Tonight I prayed the Penitential Act or Confiteor: I confess to almighty Godand to you, my brothers and sisters,that I have greatly sinned,in my thoughts and in my words,in what I have done andin what I have failed to do;through my fault, […]

Back at the Cabin

We have been closely watching the information about the fire near the cabin. Yesterday it was over 60% contained and it seemed that they were making good progress. Today the fire was over 80% contained and the threat to the cabin was now minimal. The evacuations were lifted and they were allowing people to go […]

Common Moms

I took my mom to her primary care physician today for a basic check. There was a new nurse there who got us all ready for the doctor. For some reason, whenever anyone addresses my mom, they put the title “Miss” in front of her name. I guess it just flows well. The people who […]

Fire Season

It’s fire season here, unfortunately. Last week four fires started on the same day. One of them was near our cabin – close enough that the community was in pre-evacuation. My brother was staying there, but he packed up some important things and came here. I got together with some friends tonight and everyone was […]

Unexpected Support

In my bible class tonight, we broke into small groups as we do each week to discuss the homework questions. One of the questions was, What deeds of yours would you hope to be remembered for? My answer was that as difficult as it is to care for my parents and as much as I […]

God’s Dwelling Is With Us

Today in Mass, we read part of the book of Revelation. It touched my heart and brought me hope and comfort. I wished everyone could hear these words not only in their ears, but in their hearts. It is such a challenging time right now for so many people and I feel we all need […]

Tea and a Game

We wrapped up our month long celebration with a busy day. This afternoon the 4 generations of girls – my mom, me and my 2 sisters, my daughter in law, and my granddaughter – all went to a fancy tea. It was held in a castle that used to belong to the founder of the […]

Now We Wait

When my mom and I went for our walk this afternoon, we could see black smoke billowing over the mountain. We knew what was on the other side of that mountain – our cabin. My brother got up there just a few days ago and told us yesterday that he could see smoke. I kept […]

Day at the DMV

Since my dad passed away, my mom and I have been doing paperwork to get everything in order. It seems that none of it is correct the first time. I send in what I think is required, only to receive something back saying it’s incorrect or incomplete. It is a test of patience and perseverance […]