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What I’m Learning This Week

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It’s been a rather tough week. . .tougher than I’ve had in a while.

My friend, by the way, did accept my apology.  I had to swallow my pride (as I needed to) and ask him if that was the case.  I feel much relief from knowing that, though I know things will be rocky in our friendship for a bit. Read the rest of this entry »


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June 16, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Reflections on Pentecost

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Pentecost by Nora Kelly

As much as I’d like to deny it, I have somehow caught whatever is going around.  Normally, I would just take NyQuil or whatever elixir suited the symptoms and sweat it out over a few days.  But since I’m going out of town in a week to behold my newborn niece (that is, she will be newborn by the time I get there), I can’t afford to bring germs with me.  It’s not that I even feel that ill (just a sore throat, almost like laryngitis), but I can’t/just don’t want to take any risks.  Plus, the intangible inner ear itch is extremely annoying.

Today was a festival at my parish church.  I was surprised by how many people I know and how many people know me.  I felt very much like I was a part of the family–which is the point, after all.  As I putted along with my iced tea in hand, I was reflecting on how distant I feel from God this past month.  I can tell He is very much present in my life (especially today), but I still get this sad sense within that I am somehow turning my back on Him.  I am in serious need of prayer, reflection. 

Today is the birthday of the church!  It is Pentecost.  It is one of my personal favorite feast days, as we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit.  It is this third person of the Trinity that I am most grateful for lately (not as if I could love any of the whole any less).  When I am sad and needing comfort, it is this Spirit that gives me perseverance.  It is this Spirit that refuses to abandon me, the promise of Christ that He will be with me until the end of times.  It is this very same Spirit that is the reason for Hope, even on the hopeless.

Once again, I implore the Holy Spirit to enter my heart, mind and soul and to provide clarity in my quest for love and truth.

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May 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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What Homer Said to Marge

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I was quietly contemplating some very heavy thoughts while I was getting ready for bed this evening and halfway listening to an old episode of The Simpsons.  It was an episode where Marge decides to tell the truth in court, thereby causing Homer to lose a million dollar lawsuit against Mr. Burns.  Read the rest of this entry »

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March 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Mercy is Forgiveness

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So I followed through on my intention and confessed yesterday.  At first, my heart in my throat, I felt like I wasn’t giving a good confession.  As many times as I have confessed (mind you, I have the heart of a sinner), I never seem to remember the words I am supposed to say.  Read the rest of this entry »

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March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

The Draft Begins

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After almost a week, I am ready to finish reading the petition questions and begin to answer the first three to five questions.  I have decided that I will do no more than that per week until it’s done.  I prayed my first Chaplet to the Virtues of the Holy Spirit today at a conference for Catholic women.  That is when I decided I was ready to begin. 

Faith, Hope, Love, Humility, Patience, Perseverance, and Obedience. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm

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