Tag Archives: #Distractions

Sown in the Heart

When I think about today’s Gospel reading, I cannot help but think of Dad’s garden this year, with its wild mix of weeds and flowers.  Dad was a pretty darn good sower. He always had more tomatoes than he could … Continue reading

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As You Choose

My pastor told an interesting story today at mass. The gist of it went something like this: Near a village lived an old man who was very wise and could answer hard questions.  Many people came to him, seeking his … Continue reading

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When Life Sucks

Last spring after I had my Ignatian pilgrimage in Spain, I headed south to Portugal to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Today is the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearance to the three shepherd children.  I still do not … Continue reading

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Glorious Joy

Yesterday’s Gospel reading had this fabulous phrase in it: rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.   Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could do so everyday?  The reality is that some circumstances preclude us from feeling that way.  The last … Continue reading

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Silently Waiting

One of my favourite memories of Holy Saturday is part of a weekend spent out at a local retreat centre that sadly no longer exists.  Families, couples, and singles gathered to spend the Triduum together.  They were greeted at the … Continue reading

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Those Who Hope

Stones….we like to throw them at other people.  I am always intrigued a bit by people who listen to a self-help style of presentation and pigeon-hole others into boxes rather than figuring out how the new knowledge might be healing … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead

This past week I went to the second session of a three-part series on Death and Dying at my parish. The presenter was the woman who accompanies me to most of my medical appointments.  She did an awesome address to … Continue reading

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