winning goal!

     Jake made the winning goal in his soccer game today, as well as the goal before that.  The Falcons were down one, and Jake tied us up, and then scored again, just at the closing whistle.  The team practically had him up on their shoulders, carrying him off the field!      One…

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being a fish

     Recently, I heard someone say, “I am more like a jellyfish than a fish.  Jellyfish are carried by the current, whereas fish are more deliberate and decisive.  Jellyfish probably think they have more control than they really do, but in fact, they are swept along most of the time.”      The comment…

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year of respect

     I had a very special person in mind when I chose this year to be a year to work on respect–a woman in my community whom I dealt with in a way that disappointed me.  I thought, “I should be able to respect all people, even if I do not have a natural…

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Patricia and St. Ignatius

     How I love St. Ignatius of Antioch!  An early bishop who was martyred.  On his way in chains from Antioch to Rome where he was to be thrown to the lions, he wrote letters that are so full of faith, they changed the course of Christianity.      One beautiful line, typical of…

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when you’re anxious

     My spiritual director is a new blessing in my life, put there very specifically by God!  It is a complete miracle that I wound up with such an arrangement, since I was not asking for one, and he did not search me out.  It just happened very quickly through a friend that I…

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recovery

     Annie is now sleeping–thank you, Lord!  She is sweet and delightful instead of constantly irritated–thank you, Lord!  I have slept so hard these past nights that I am more like a walking zombie most days, and then I crash back to sleep.      Boy, is Annie cute.  She says, “This! This!”  And…

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