Tag Archives: #Friendship

Reaping Joy

I spent the weekend at a friend’s bed and breakfast, savouring the magical moments that came, while trying to make memories with people I care about.  Several years had passed since I had been there and the woman I had … Continue reading

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Address Book Changes

Friendship has ebbs and flows, and trying to weather challenges sometimes changes your address book.   I first found that phrase in a book by Stephanie Ericsson entitled Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief.  Ericsson had lost her husband … Continue reading

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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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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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Be a Blessing

I have had a busy week or so–filled with funerals, retirements, graduations, a reunion of sorts, and a milestone birthday party. I sort of got extroverted out.  On Sunday I crawled into bed and slept for hours.  I am now … 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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