Celebrating is a good thing. We're quickly coming up on the Season of Advent, which can be practiced as a "little Lent", with sacrifices, preparing our hearts for making room for Jesus. We take this journey with Mary and Joseph who must travel to Bethlehem while she's in that last month of pregnancy. In this … Continue reading Celebrating
Life Lines is a feature I read regularly in Catholic NY. I enjoy Mary Poust's writing style, and as a woman I do appreciate her take on faith. Saying "Thank you" for the hard stuff that happens in life, seeing these moments, these experiences as a blessing is something of a challenge. I'd certainly love everything … Continue reading Thank You
As the words start spilling from the heart to the page, a memory from several years ago keeps coming to mind. My Sweetie and I were on a ministry related trip with some of the guys we worked with, when we stopped for dinner. As a larger group (about 17) a few tables needed rearranging. … Continue reading Who from Scripture do I want to have dinner with?
In just a few short weeks I will celebrate the end of my forty-ninth, and beginning of my fiftieth year of life. I am grateful to be here. I'm grateful that along the way I've learned some wisdom, and have learned to listen to my heart (perhaps the prompting of the Holy Spirit?) when I … Continue reading I held her hand
Have a conversation with someone that left you with the distinct impression that you're not good enough, that where you want to belong you won't, and feeling mocked for even thinking that you might belong there? For a little while after the conversation it seemed as though I'd bought the lie, and ate the … Continue reading Did you ever?
Love one another as I have loved you Husbands love your wives as Christ love the Church Wives love your husbands Twenty five years on Wednesday. What a great day What an amazing life Together There's a bit more familial love - 1963 my mom's mom and 2013 my dads mom passed away. Fifty years … Continue reading Love Expressed Beautifully
Oh this is going to be one of those timey-wimey wibbly-wobbly blogs, all intertwined with the greater point that we, in the quilting world, need each other. Caralyn at Beauty Beyond Bones wrote Losing my Phone & Finding God. Sharing the experience of entering into the life of a woman in need of someone to … Continue reading On being there
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast. For we are his handiwork (masterpiece), created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live … Continue reading Handiwork, Masterpiece and a cup of tea
I secretly like roller coasters. They totally freak me out though. It's the Anticipation of What Might Happen that gets me. The slow clicking movement to the top and that first drop -aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Seriously. Anticipation does more to mess with my head than anything else. I can think through the Worst Case Scenario like nobody's … Continue reading Of Roller Coasters & Dreams
Ruth & Naomi Paul & Silas Adam & Eve Jesus sends the 12 Apostles out in pairs Moses sends spies in pairs to scope out Canaan So on our way to run a couple of errands this morning my sweetie and I went to daily Mass. Today's readings include a pithy version of the story … Continue reading Walk with me, stand beside me