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The fire I’ve kindled burns less brightly.

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While chatting with my sister recently, she and I had a heart-to-heart conversation about family. Family is a complex topic for me. In the middle of confiding in her my “issues” with certain extended family members, I recalled a cause I vowed to undertake about forgiveness. This is a measurement of how far I’ve come. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Let the conversion commence.

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February 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Mother is such a lovely word

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January 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

“Friends, they are jewels, twice as beautiful and few.”

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October 14, 2010 at 8:13 am

Home to Rest

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July 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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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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Lay It at the Foot of the Cross

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been noting how weak I feel in my faith. I was driving around today, running last-minute errands before I leave to visit family tomorrow, and I turned on my local Catholic radio station and there was this man relating a story about the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He was recalling a woman who told him that she was very angry with God because her child was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. He told her to take her anger to the foot of the cross. . . Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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