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In Our Hearts

Yesterday was the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Is it coincidence that yesterday the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and that today new gun laws were passed? In the words of President Biden,  “I know there’s much more work to do, and […]

Roses

Today at my grief support group, I told a story of how my dad found an offshoot from the rosebush that had sprouted near the sidewalk. That was not a good place for it to be, so he pulled it up and we replanted it in a bare spot. It was no more than a […]

Friends Still Lunching

Today my mom and I met some of her long time friends for lunch. One of the ladies picked up another who just turned 91 years old. She was struggling a bit to recognize her friends and remember where she met them. She is very sweet and has a very quiet voice. One of the […]

Chicken Hatching

My sister and her husband sold their farm last year to a wonderful family who they keep in touch with. They have two little girls who love taking care of the chickens. My sister was here today and told us that the family had purchased an incubator. They had taken a couple of eggs from […]

Time For Time

Today I was a couple minutes late for the grief support group that I have been attending. It seems that I rush too much and we talked about it at the beginning of the session. At the end, the leader read the reflection for today. Once again, it really hit home. ‘When you become anxious […]

Learning English

Today I had a visit with one of our neighbors. She has a ministry of teaching English in foreign countries. We have heard about some of their trips in the past. She and a team are getting ready for another trip at the end of the month. During their time teaching English classes, they also […]

Go Up

Today I went to a grief support group. We were to tell about one of the things we loved the most about our loved one who died. I always loved how my dad took us on adventures. Even though I had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since I was 4 and couldn’t physically participate well, my dad […]

New Haircut

I have loved the young woman who has been cutting my and my mom’s hair for a couple of years now. So, I was pretty sad when she told me she was moving. It is so hard to find a new hairdresser. A friend connected us with her person for my mother. We went there […]

Powerful Messages

After what seemed to be a really long day yesterday, we were grateful that my mom slept very well and long last night. She was feeling better today and even got dressed for church. But it would not have been a good idea to go, so we went downstairs and watched a local Mass on […]

Beautiful Hope

I received some mail today from my thoughtful cousin. The package included an issue of Strength & Grace Devotional by Guideposts and a copy of Matthew Kelly’s book, “Beautiful Hope”. Matthew Kelly has a way of speaking and writing in a way that is meaningful, relevant, understandable, and simple. I opened the book and started […]