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Revisioning Our Stories

For most of my growing up years I thought I was an ugly duckling.  I hated my curly hair which stylists seemed confused by, my mom dressed me funny, and I, quite honestly, preferred my brother’s hand me downs because … Continue reading

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Stone Pillow

We do not always have physical comforts in life.  Jacob takes a stone for a pillow in the Genesis reading today.  He finds rest for his body but his mind wanders into an amazing dream world where a ladder is … 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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Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Triduum is done.  The stone is rolled away. Jesus has appeared to his beloved friends. Death did not have the final word.  Joy and Hope have danced in the wee early morning hours and freed our fears, unleashing a … Continue reading

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Withered Hands and Hearts

Today’s Gospel had me questioning if it was worse to have a withered hand or a withered heart. Lately, I have wondered if some of our hearts have lost the way.  I feel great sadness when I see the Negative … Continue reading

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Clothed With Joy

As I read Psalm 30 tonight, I pouted.  Joy has not always come in the morning this week, but I do feel clothed in Joy. When I lit the Joy candle on Sunday, I thought I would relight it as … Continue reading

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Rejoice and Blossom

Joy Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, the Pink Candle Sunday…whatever you call it, the readings today have a mixed reality message. The rejoicing does not come without a cost. The wilderness and dry land shall be glad. Strengthen the weak hands. Make … Continue reading

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