Monthly Archives: February 2018

God’s Test

I always feel a bit odd when I read about God testing the people.  Tonight I read at mass.  I hobbled up to the pulpit and took a breath.  This first reading from Genesis 22 is one of the most … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen…

In the Ignatian Lay Volunteer (ILV) group that I belong to we are reading God, You’re Breaking My Heart by Jesuit Brian Grogan.  It is not a comfortable read but it is timely.  The subtitle is What is God’s response … Continue reading

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Still Learning Lessons

Life holds so many lessons for a life-long learner. When my Circle of Support met this past week we discussed how I still am needing to draw better boundaries.   I do not know if I will master this prior to … Continue reading

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Ash Valentine’s Day

I am not fasting from chocolate this year.  I have eaten heart-shaped cookies today.  I believe I have given up a lot these past months and know that there is more to come. I do not like this deficiency model … Continue reading

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Praying for the Dying

I do not know if I have photos from Lourdes.  On today’s Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, we also celebrate the World Day of the Sick. I post this blurry photo from another Marian Shrine, taken by a … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

One of the reasons I love prison ministry is that the guys usually keep it real.  I have missed several months of chapel and even though I was tired, I dragged myself tonight. One of the guys I had spoken … Continue reading

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No Longer Surreal

I am not really sure when it happened but it occurred to me finally late last night–or early this morning.  Despite my acceptance of my reality, I still felt a certain surrealness to this experience of dying. As I lay … Continue reading

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