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Snapshots & Whatnot: Thorny Roses

SNAPSHOT: A rose in Kosovo (circa 1999) & WHATNOT… “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr Isn’t that like our lives, like our faith? Sometimes there’s hard spiky … Continue reading

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Our Father: A Prayer for Daily Help

Today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 6:7-15 encompasses what we call the Lord’s Prayer, how Jesus taught His disciples (& us) to pray. Sometimes we say this prayer so quickly the words barely register, but if we slow down it can … Continue reading

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High-Flying Courage : )

The past week my brother & I have been getting lots of virtual exercise as armchair kibitzers cheering on athletes from all over the globe competing at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. (How ’bout those dashingly domineering Norwegians!?!) After … Continue reading

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A Prayer: Too Many Things

Sorting through old files, I found this prayer letter from my time in Tanzania. May it bless any & all of us today overwhelmed with ‘too many things.’ Dear God: Too many things overwhelm me: too many goals to accomplish, … Continue reading

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A Song for Saturday

As Lent jumped us a bit this year (with Ash Wednesday on Valentine’s Day), Virginia was still on the fence about doing another post-a-day Lent gig. Posted somethings the last 3 days to keep her options open, ‘ya know? But, … Continue reading

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Touching the Wounds of Christ

On this first Friday of Lent, here’s a thought to consider: are we opening our hearts and lives to touch the wounds of Christ? What wounds His heart? “‘Thomas, put your finger in My hands. Put it in My side. … Continue reading

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The Cross of Love

My heart breaks for the families of students & faculty senselessly killed & injured yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this horrific violence. Drenched with sadness, it’s … Continue reading

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