St. Neighbor

We quickly became friends with our neighbors when they moved in several years ago. They are kind, generous, faithful, and have lots of great stories to tell. Recently, I have been asking the husband to take care of some things that I just can’t do. My mom and I were talking about him at dinner. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kindly Neighbors

This afternoon I saw some kindly neighbors working in the garden area of the house next door. I figured the neighbors perhaps had asked for some help. I went out and visited with them for a bit. We watched the hawks flying around and I pointed out the nest. A little later when I went […]

Heirloom Blessing

My mother had a beautiful rosary that was given to her as a wedding gift. She had been wanting to pass it along to her niece as it came from her grandmother. We sent the rosary to her a little while ago. Today we got the most thoughtful thank you note. My mom read it […]


My mom’s friend came over today and told us a story about her son in law. He has been treated for an aggressive cancer and still doesn’t go out of the house very much as a precaution. But, he does pay attention to what is going on outside. The other day his wife was at […]

Frozen in Place

One of today’s scripture readings at Mass was about Moses meeting God in the burning bush. When God introduced Himself to Moses, He instructed him to take off his sandals because he was standing on holy ground. When the priest talked about that, he described how we are always on the move. And in in […]


It was a gorgeous day today and I was very happy to be able to go for a hike with a good friend. She is a dog lover and will stop to pet and talk to all the dogs we encounter. We talk to the people too. Today we came upon a couple with two […]

Heart Not Cart

This evening we read the meditation of the day from the Magnificat written by Gina Loehr. There were a couple sentences that struck me referring to the scripture Matthew 5:43-48, where Jesus instructs us to be perfect like his father. The reflection stated, “Today’s Gospel is about what’s in my heart, not what’s in my […]


There is always something new to learn about people. I had the joy of talking with a friend for a long time today. I knew she had a rough time when she was a child, but she told me about some specific moments that were pretty traumatic. And yet, she is one of the most […]