Beauty in Confusion

The weather here has been so warm for such a long time. We were surprised the other day when we saw that one of the irises had a long budding stem on it. However, it was supposed to freeze that night. So we decided to cut it off and bring it in the house. We […]

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 […]

Less Traveled

I had an opportunity today to take a drive with a good friend. We headed to the mountains, hoping to find a road less traveled to take in some fall scenery. As anticipated, there were plenty of other people who had the same idea. After being on the main road for a while, we came […]

God is Outside

I am so blessed to be living in such a gorgeous place. We can count on there being sunshine almost every day of the year. My dad in particular loves sitting on the porch and was outside much of the day today. A friend started reading the diary of Anne Frank and shared a couple […]

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 […]

Amusing Astronomical Birthday

Today was my brother’s birthday. It’s always hard to celebrate now after the attack on 9-11, but we try to make it cheery. My brother recently bought a telescope and has been tracking and photographing the events in the sky. When we were trying to decide what to get him for his birthday, we came […]

Just Be

Today I was very happy to have most of the day to myself. A family friend came over and stayed with my parents while I went out and about. It was a beautiful day and I planned to spend most of it outside and just “be”. I headed to one of the most popular spots […]

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 […]

Evening Walk

As the sun set tonight, I realized the mail had not been picked up. It is 1/2 mile to where the mailboxes are posted and back, so I decided to go for a little walk. The dry, summer air had cooled and it was a very pleasant temperature. The smoke that has been lingering and […]

One For All

The priest we listened to today started out by talking about the pandemic. He pointed out that virus does not discriminate. It will attack people of all ages, nationalities, races, colors, gender, financial state, social status, etc. We are all taking certain precautions such as wearing face masks, keeping distance, etc. to care for ourselves […]