Good Friday

     Ron always wants to watch The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday.  I can see why, and think that’s great for anyone who wants to.  (I always like to watch Zepherelli’s Jesus of Nazareth before Christmas).      But for me, the liturgy and practice of Good Friday is more powerful and real than…

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feet washing

     I was giving my girls a lesson today on why Jesus washed the disciples’ feet (today is the day Catholics celebrate the foot washing and the Last Supper).  I had them all go walk outside in the mud.  Then they came to the door, and I got down on the floor with a…

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what a prayer!

Lord,Thou knowest better than I myselfthat I am growing older and will someday be old.Keep me from the fatal habit of thinkingI must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving tostraighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody;helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom,it…

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grosser than gross

What is grosser than gross? Putting your baby on the bathroom floor of a public facility because it is an emergency and you just have to go, and, while hoping she will not touch anything with her hands, looking down and seeing her sucking the floor with her mouth!!!!!

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right kind of new

     I had to salvage my homeschool, which was about to dissolve.  I was about the throw in the towel and enroll my kids in the local school.  There is no real community for home schoolers here, despite all the wonderful home schooling families!  So. . .      I have been making efforts…

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my box

     As mentioned earlier, Ron called attention to the fact that my “box” in my center can collapse and other people’s feelings or experiences can come right in.      I have been SO ENJOYING working on my box!  I sometimes have to ask, “How am I actually doing?”  It is so strange when…

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anxiety meds

     My new form of anti-anxiety “medication” is John 15: “I am the vine, you are the branches. . . Abide in me and I will abide in you. . . I say this so that your joy may be complete.”       I can sit and meditate in heaven on this passage for…

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favorite quote

My favorite quote from a woman in my prayer group this week: “In terms of boundaries, I can give in abundance; it’s like pouring all the contents out of a vase.  I just don’t let anyone smash the vase.”  Pretty darn smart!  

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big sis

Now that Leigh has exploited the little sister role to its bare bones, she is now looking to milk the big sister role for what it’s worth! 🙂  (Doesn’t Annie look a little bit like Elvis in this one?) Annie is such an extrovert.  I call her, “Kappa Kappa Gamma.”  Such a sorority girl in…

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