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What Troubles You?

The angel of God asks Hagar a silly question in my mind, as she sits weeping over her predicament in the desert with her son in Genesis 21:  What troubles you? The angel knows full well what bothers her.  I … Continue reading

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Times of Doubt

Doubting Thomas Feast Day today brings up many questions about poor Thomas who is struggling with his grief.  We have so many questions about grief, God, and goodness. When a death occurs that seems unfair, we can doubt what we … 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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Out of Sync

  This morning at mass we sang Christmas carols because it was the Feast of St. John the Baptist. I smiled.  Apparently the 11-year-old prayer warrior who died recently loved Christmas so singing O Come O Come Emmanuel as a … Continue reading

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Sowing Bountifully

  In today’s First Reading from 2 Corinthians 9:6-11, we read that the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Tonight I am incredibly tired.  My mind is on several families who are facing hard times.  In the morning, … Continue reading

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Remembering the Long Way

My friend from Germany had sent an email earlier this week, telling me that she would hold my family in her heart on Thursday which in the city in which she would be that day would be celebrating the Feast … Continue reading

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Precious in the Sight

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed, perplexed, but not driven to despair, persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed…. 2 Corinthians 8-9 Some days are harder than others. I finally was able to stop today … Continue reading

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