Brother’s Blessing

It’s always such a blessing to have my brother here for a visit. This morning after breakfast, he and my mom were talking about road trips. My mom used to journal during her trips with my dad. She asked my brother to get out her books so they could look through them together. He got […]

Catechism in a Year

I started missing my Bible class a while ago, but at the same time I have not wanted to start a new course. Then I learned about the Catechism in a Year by Ascension Press. It is a daily podcast led by Fr. Mike Schmitz who I have been a fan of. Starting from the […]

Holy Family

Today my mom read in “The Word Among Us” the scripture reading Sirach 3:2-6,12-14 for the Feast of the Holy Family. Then we read the beautiful reflection that really hit home. It said in part: “On this Feast of the Holy Family, let’s consider what it means to take care of our loved ones. Of […]

Thanksgiving Craft Day

Since my granddaughter is out of school, I thought it would be fun to have her over and make a Thanksgiving decoration. My mom was feeling ok so it worked out. First my granddaughter and mom had some time to hang out together while I made lunch. My granddaughter started out in the chair across […]

Enduring Friendships

Tonight I was so happy to go to a birthday party for a friend I met some 30 years ago. We lived in a great neighborhood where all the kids played in each other’s houses and were welcomed to just walk in any time. The families would bowl together, go camping, or just hang out. […]

Grateful For Grandson

I had an appointment this morning, so my grandson came over and spent the time with my mom. When I returned, we had such a great conversation. We talked about his job for a bit and what he had to do for the rest of the day. He told me about some plans that he […]

Veteran’s Day Blessing

My brother left to go back home yesterday after a great visit. He also fixes up some things on my to do list of which I am extremely grateful. When he was here a few months ago, he took much of my dad’s military memorabilia and built a beautiful shadowbox to house it all. He […]

Real Revolution

There has been so much political advertising and opinions all culminating with the election. Today was all about the results. But that will only ramp up the propaganda and information that is thrown at us. I often think about how great it would be if all political parties could just agree on the basic fact […]

Made For Him

Shortly after my dad died, a caring relative sent us the book, “I Heard God Laugh” by Matthew Kelly. My my mom picked it up last week and started reading. She said it was really good for her and so easy to read. Today she had to read an excerpt to me that was very […]

Made the Visit

With her daughter’s encouragement, my mom’s friend had minor surgery to lift her eyelids last week so she could see better. The surgery went very well, but it left her with some bruises around her eyes. She called yesterday and wondered if she should still come over since she looked like Boris Karloff. She didn’t […]