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Overcoming Adversity

This week has been challenging on so many levels. Sunday night after mass I had said to a man that what I was going through compared to others in the chair seemed like nothing. He looked at me funny and … Continue reading

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Perfect Last Day

A friend of mine sent me this link about the work that two women in Colorado had done with 50 women who had metastatic breast cancer. They later connected with Duke University to do some research. If you have an … Continue reading

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Intentional Witnesses

I mixed up a phrase the other day and was telling someone that I liked what I thought was the phrase of intentional witness. Really, the correct phrase that had been used was enlightened witness. I have also heard the … Continue reading

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Ash Heaps and Thanks Heaps

The Canadian Thanksgiving is the perfect day to stop and be conscious of the many blessings received this year. Where do I begin? Of course, I start with the Creator who has accompanied me through all of this. From there … Continue reading

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A Rare Rising

I have been thinking quite a bit about the skinned knees of God who is yoked to us and falls with us in our attempts in life. Over the weekend I picked up Brene Brown’s latest book again and found … Continue reading

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Resting Angels

Remember also, Lord, your servants, who have gone before us with the sign of faith and rest in the sleep of peace. Grant them, O Lord, we pray, and all who sleep in Christ, a place of refreshment, light and … Continue reading

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Foggy September Morning

I awoke to this view this morning and felt the weight of the fog.  I used to struggle with September; there were too many sad anniversaries that created a brain fog and heavy heart. My dear friend Ginny, an amazing … Continue reading

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Thanking Enough

Today’s First Reading from 1 Thessalonians 3 asks a pertinent question: How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? I have just completed a one-week … Continue reading

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Beauty Balm

Beauty has a restorative quality to it that is indescribable. Immerse yourself in scenic tranquility  and a serenity steeps your soul slowly, silently. Before you know it, a new person is brewed. Whatever stress you might have felt is shed. … Continue reading

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School of Love

St. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan who was arrested and sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz during World War II. He had been hiding Jews in the friary. Three months after his arrest by the Gestapo on July … Continue reading

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