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Mother’s Day Love (in our Hearts!)

It’s hard to celebrate Mother’s Day when our mothers are in Heaven, but today is an opportunity to remember the legacies of our mothers’ love that, in the case of this redhead, will never diminish. Virginia misses her Mama! As … Continue reading

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Difficult Journeys +Persevering Grace+

We are nearing the end of our Lenten journey. Easter is next Sunday! As we prepare to enter Holy Week, the somberness of Lent becomes more sobering as we journey with Jesus to Calvary. As He passed through the valley … Continue reading

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WE ARE NOT ALONE!

The past year has been filled with challenges of all shapes and sizes. For many it has been a lonely season with quarantines and so much of daily life canceled or “zoomed.” While vaccinations are increasing worldwide, many of us … Continue reading

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Responding to Love

There is so much loss in our world and hearts to grieve over these days. Not just loss of loved ones who have died, but also loss of relationships that hurt like fire when someone leaves. On this Lenten Friday, … Continue reading

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March Memories: Papa! Mama! Papa & Mama!

March is a month of precious memories for our family – the March 8th memorial of Papa’s passing, Mama’s March 15th birthday, and their March 17th anniversary. Papa & Mama on their 50th Anniversary Every day I thank God for … Continue reading

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Facing the Darkness

“I’ve seen too many stars to let the darkness overwhelm me.”  Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr We’ve all been through dark patches in our lives. When everything is dark around us, we need to look up to see the stars. Sometimes – … Continue reading

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Unsinkable Rainbows (of God’s Love!)

One of Sunday’s Scripture readings covered Noah’s ark emerging from the flood. Go figure the animals partied when they hit land! But there’s more to the story: rainbows and covenants. After the massive flood destroyed everything in Noah’s time, God … Continue reading

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MISSING LOVED ONES @ THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays can be occasions for great joy, but also deep sorrow when loved ones are no longer with us. My Papa and then Mama passed over five years ago. There’s still a huge hole in my heart that throbs … Continue reading

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25 October: PAPA! PAPA! PAPA!

Today is my papa’s birthday. This would have been a big one to celebrate: 90 years. How I miss him, especially today. The fact that he was 83 when he passed is no small miracle. As a quadriplegic for over … Continue reading

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Prickly Pear Poetry

T.S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men has been one of my favorite poems since high school (along with Langston Hughes’ Harlem – What happens to a dream deferred?) Today here are prickly pear bits from T.S. Eliot’s poetry to contemplate… Shape … Continue reading

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