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St. Therese Sends Rose Petals

It happened during spiritual direction. A woman (I will call Jane) was talking to me about a situation with a co-worker. The co-worker was difficult to work with and Jane was concerned about working with her. I suddenly thought of St. Therese. I remembered her story about another nun in her monastery who had been… Read More ›

Good Samaritans

The tire low pressure warning light came on one day. The last time that happened, something was wrong with the warning light, not the tires. I was hoping it was the same thing this time, but I couldn’t take the chance. So after work, I stopped by a gas station to put air in my… Read More ›

The Altar

Our pastor preached about the Mass today. He explained the beginning part of Mass and what each gesture meant. He will continue with the different parts of Mass over the next few Sundays. He has done this before and I have always enjoyed it. I often forget what the different parts mean and I learn… Read More ›

Forever and Two Days

Forever and Two Days We celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary this year. And as usual, it was simple and lovely. Dinner out. Cards with just the right words on them. We have always celebrated our anniversaries in a simple way. Simple yet meaningful and always memorable. A love like ours does not need fancy gifts… Read More ›

4th of July

  God has a way of sending us reminders in ways that we don’t expect. I am as patriotic as the next person. I have always been so. I love my country. And I am proud of my country. Most of the time. However, there are things that disappoint me. Certainly politics. Attitudes. Morals. Growing… Read More ›

Recognizing Jesus

  A friend of mine brings communion to a woman who lives in a home for Alzheimer’s patients. The daughter had requested it. My friend gives her communion when many of the residents are gathered together for an activity. When others saw my friend there with the Eucharist, they began to come up to her… Read More ›

The Accident

I was worried. Really worried. My husband had gone to meet a few other deacons for dinner. I was being lazy, in my pajamas, eating dinner and watching the news when a breaking news story came on about a fatal car crash. The crash happened on the route my husband would have taken to go… Read More ›

Finding God

“I will not fear the darkness where, desiring to find You, my desire does not seem to find You. But, if I desire You, I have already found You. If I love You, You are with me. If I cry out to You, You have already heard my voice.” – Thomas Merton, Dialogues with Silence,… Read More ›

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