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Finding fuel

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Lately, the absence of the Eucharist in my life is weighing me down.

Just like one of the ten virgins waiting for the master, I am sometimes afraid that without the Eucharist, I have no oil for my lamp (Matt. 25:1-13).  Read the rest of this entry »


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January 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Mother is such a lovely word

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Last night I got to spend a beautiful hour in Eucharistic Adoration after spending a day of fasting. I can’t quite express the inner joy I found from this.  It really let me focus, particularly on my absent mother. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Finishing the race

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December 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm

The Second Thanksgiving

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One year ago, I was scrambling to find my footing on a new, single life.  Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, was tough but good friends stepped up and took me in for the holiday.  A year later, I have no problem with Thanksgiving plans.  I didn’t even hesitate at the thought.

This year, I have a lot of friends with whom I will be celebrating Thanksgiving and in my hometown, too. I’ve been so busy the last week and a half with buying food and preparing side dishes for 10+ people.  I’ve received multiple invites to celebrate the day with others, too.

This is a great sign to me of how quickly I am capable of healing. This second Thanksgiving is so wonderful because it’s being done on my terms with God’s blessing. I cannot adequately express the emotion regarding the blessings I have. God is great.  I will spend time in Adoration.

“If I could have suffered more for you, I would have.” – Jesus, Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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November 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Hang Time

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Sweet Adoration!  I stopped by to “hang” with my Lord, to leave some intentions behind for some people who really need some prayers (including myself).  I just miss Him.  I know He’s always around, but I can’t quite explain just why I feel so much closer to Him near the Eucharist.   Those who know, enlighten me.  In any case, it was nice to give thanks.  I’m glad the Church has this tradition.

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July 27, 2010 at 7:17 pm

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Recapping Mr. Ray and Thanks

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Couple of things to reflect on my Friday night:

Last night, my heart was burning (figuratively).  I was sad.  I was alone.  But I had a ticket to attend a lecture by Steve Ray on the topic of Mary (Mary, Real Girl and Woman of Mystery). It was extremely good.  Steve Ray is a converted Catholic Read the rest of this entry »

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June 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Renewing Resilience

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Father’s Day was a tough day.  I’m not sure why it hit me so hard this year.  Actually, I do know why: a lot of uncertainty in my life, a lot of change going on.  My ego is feeling pretty low because change is hard, but my soul feels at home in the humility of it all.

Last night, I couldn’t stand the whiplash of feeling strong and secure one moment and sad the next.  I spent some time in Adoration.  While I was trying to listen, calmness abounded.  Sometimes, I wish I could sleep in that chapel.  It never fails to calm me down.  It never fails to renew my resilience.

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June 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm

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