Monthly Archives: April 2011

Why You Are Special in God’s Eyes and Mine…..a love letter

My granddaughter, Ella June, is preparing to receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion. She asked her Ta (grandpa) to be her sponsor. Tomorrow Ta and Ella will attend an all-day retreat as part of her preparation. Special people … Continue reading

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Hippity-Hop Lazy Easter Monday

A couple of weeks ago I decide to take a vacation day today, anticipating feeling fatigued from Easter Sunday entertaining. Good decision. Except fatigue is more like exhaustion! I sometimes forget that at almost 61, I don’t have the same … Continue reading

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My Journey of Faith, Hope and Doubt

Holy Week is, for Roman Catholics, the holiest week of the year.  It is the time when we prepare for the full celebration of the Paschal Mystery.  Liturgically, we celebrate and make present the events of the Passion, Death and … Continue reading

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Cheers for Friends

There are at least four 31 gallon Rubbermaid storage boxes full of pictures in my house. A collection of photos from my life tucked away and mostly forgotten. Every few years, typically after some life-changing event, these bins are dragged … Continue reading

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A 36 Hour Day

Today was an extraordinarily long day. Twelve hours felt like twenty-four. My day started in Washington, D.C., where I spent the last several days at a work conference. It was excellent and I’m glad I attended. This morning I had … Continue reading

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Patience, Gentleness, Self-Control

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” Author unknown.  I found this quote earlier today while searching for inspirational quotes that might help me put recent events in perspective. On my journey to discover … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride

Back in September of 1968 my grammar and high school friend, Joan, and I were freshman at Monroe Community College. Joan and I attended St. Andrew’s together, but it wasn’t until we went to Mercy High School that we became … Continue reading

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