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Infinity and Beyond

We flipped through tv channels tonight and came across the new Cosmos series. I was surprised that my dad had not seen any of the new program. We found that we could start watching series 1 episode 1, which we did. My dad remembered the original Cosmos series by Carl Sagan in 1980. He taught […]

United in Prayer from Afar

When a friend found that her previous spouse was dying, she went to be with him and her children. He passed away a few days ago and she sent a link to participate virtually in the memorial service. I tuned in today. I was disappointed that the sound was not very good and it was […]

Fostering Hope Impact

The other day I received an email from the Fostering Hope organization regarding their annual fundraiser. This year, the event was online as many others are at this time due to the pandemic. I volunteered with the group for a couple of years until I realized I didn’t have enough “give” in me. I was […]

Simple Joy

Aa I was running some errands, I drove by an elementary school. There were lots of children outside sitting on blankets in small groups eating their lunch. Some were sitting closer to the sidewalk. As I drove slowly by, the kids looked at me and started pumping their arms up and down in the international […]

Fun Afar

My son came over for a visit today. It is always good to see him, to talk and laugh. He told me about some games that he plays online with his brother and nephews. I thought about the effort it took to stay in touch with my brothers, sisters, and my parents when we all […]

Courage Defined

Today I received a newsletter from the monastery that I visit on occasion. It was full of articles and reflections from the sisters that touched my heart. One was about courage. It stated that the definition of courage is “the ability to do something that frightens you.” That grabbed my attention right there. I feel […]

Divine Love Endures

I saw a quote today from Fr. John Waiss that touched my heart.“In heaven, we will see God face-to-face, with a love that’s deeper and greater in intensity than anything we have ever experienced before. Divine love is what endures.”I also heard that people are now so consumed with living a long time, we have […]

Jeremiah’s Voice

I am excited to start another year of Biblical School tomorrow. The classes will be all online, so that will make it helpful for me anyways. Today I listened to a pre-class lecture introducing the prophets. The woman who gave the talk will be my teacher this year. She said that Jeremiah is her favorite […]

Strangers Prayers

I belong to a social media group of Catholic Caregivers that I came upon a while back. People share struggles, questions, advice, and prayer requests. Today the organizer of the group share what she is going through and asked how we may all be able to pray for one another this week. After reading one […]

He Dwells in Us

I was talking with a friend today about the difficulties of staying grounded and living the life God has set out for us. She brought up different scenarios where Jesus teaches us how to care for ourselves, such as taking time away from the busy-ness and spending time alone with God. I quickly replied but […]