Could it have come any slower?

Could the end of this school week have come any slower? I am so grateful for a holiday next week!!   We all need a break.I almost broke out into tears this morning when Clare answered her math problem regarding telling time that a quarter of an hour is ten minutes. I think I yelled…

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writing a book

I am having such a joy-filled time writing my book!  I’m on my third version of it.  Each version is more mature, having culled successes and strength from previous ones: finding a literary voice, finding my message, and now identifying the audience, their needs, and so writing specifically to them. . . God help me!…

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music fills the air

     My husband is playing his classical guitar right now as our kids swirl around him in our living room. Mary playing with the baby, Leigh is chasing Annie in circles, Clare is studying her song for the upcoming talent show, and Jake just proudly showed me his English paper for which he received…

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Detachment

Oh, what a blessing it is to be a Christian!  And a Catholic one, at that!      I walked into church this afternoon with such burdens, worries and inner turmoil.  I went to confession.  God bless the confessor.  He listened and understood.  He responded so clearly and poignantly.     Then, after absolution and…

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I feel like a fool

    I feel like such a fool.     I have been writing a book.  I have been planning a ministry.  I have been working hard to shape it and make my professional plans.      But yesterday, my friend was hurting.  She was really hurting in her heart.      She stopped by…

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7 years left

     My good husband reminded me today that our second child, Mary, will be graduating and going to college in 7 years.  SEVEN YEARS??  That is so soon!  That is all I have left with her????     I simply cannot comprehend how quickly it goes by.  I want to make the most of this…

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Content

     Being content in all things: this is the key!      “I have learned the secret of being content in all things, both when I am hungry, and in times of abundance,” (Phil. 4).      Sometimes I feel like I have nothing: my body is bloated, my eyes are puffy and red,…

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