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How merciful God is when it comes to second chances.

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Two and a half years ago, I was blessed with a second chance. At the time I divorced, my faith sustained me, although I can’t say I didn’t have my doubts. I knew my vocation was for family life, but I was suddenly without a family. But six months or so after my divorce was finalized, I “met” a man who has changed my life. Read the rest of this entry »


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December 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Lying on the pavement

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Today, it’s been one year and two days since I got divorced. 

I didn’t even realize the milestone until an artist friend of mine, Read the rest of this entry »

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February 11, 2011 at 11:28 am

All Clear in First Instance Court

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October 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Passing Quietly in the Night

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I heard the news this weekend that a dear soul passed away.  I hadn’t spoken with her in several years (over a decade), but she was the sweetest woman I had ever met thus far and very motherly to me when I lived abroad.

I prayed a couple of rosaries in her honor and a Divine Mercy chaplet.  According to her daughter, she was very faithful and she did not suffer.  There is such an idea of mercy in that thought.

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Pieta of Michelangelo

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September 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:10)

I sat in Mass this morning and got a delicious dose of inspiration from the three readings that were assembled so well by the Magistrate.  (Genesis 18: 20-32; Colossians 2: 12-14; Luke 11: 1-13) Read the rest of this entry »

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July 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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If there were words to express how humbled I have been this last week, I am certainly not knowledgeable of them.

I have hurt a friend in a very deep way and I have hurt myself more so.  I completely took advantage of him because of my own weakness and my inability to have things go my way, in spite of lack of communication.  I think he forgave me, quite immediately.  But I have rarely felt so low in my life Read the rest of this entry »

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June 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm


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The last fews days have left me a period of darkness.  A lot of change is going on in my life this month and while I’m very excited for new beginnings, I’m also feeling a little lonely there isn’t anyone to share things with.  In the midst of my downtime, I started to feel a bit depressed (particularly amplified since I was feeling ill this week), but of all places to get a good laugh, my ex-husband cheered me up.  He, of course, didn’t know that he did and that’s what makes it more meaningful to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm

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