Monthly Archives: February 2013

Grazie Mille Papa


It has been amazing watching history in the making today.  Our Pope teaches all, by his actions, Christ‘s admonition, “As I do, so must you do”. Our now-retired Pope has taught us all humility. Christ could have had the world at his feet, but … Continue reading

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Silence – a Precursor to Peace.


Driving home from New England yesterday I was once again afforded the opportunity for silence. Silence has always been, for me, an essential ingredient for balance.  I am happy when there is a lack of auditory distraction;  I hear myself … Continue reading

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Lent – A Time to Transfigure Our Lives


While visiting my parent’s church this weekend in Massachusetts their parish priest said something that truly made me stop and reconsider why my faith is so important to me. Father Mullen of St. Brendan‘s, Bellingham MA commented that those with … Continue reading

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A Week of Change


As a child, Friday meant freedom from school. As a mother, Friday usually meant a take home pizza instead of cooking a full meal for the family As a parent with teenagers, Friday also meant a night of listening for … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Helpful Hint


My father used to say, in frustration, Jesus Christ…and not exactly in a prayer either. He would lose his keys – “Jesus Christ, who moved my keys”. Or, when we were stuck in traffic he was known to utter “Jesus … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Reminder


This has been an interesting week. Monday I spent the day trying NOT to Mention Other’s Negatives (MON) – although driving nine hours solo helped me quite a bit.  Then, opting not to listen to talk radio which in turn negated … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Temptations


Everyone has some character flaw they need to work on, and since Lent is the perfect time for attempting correction, on every TUES. of Lent remember this acronym:   “Try To Understand Everyone’s Side. Left/Right, Conservative/Liberal, Wife/Husband, Parent/Child, Parent/teen, Man/Woman … take the time to truly … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Mantra


                                           Photograph by Iook Galeria/Aurora Photos Sunday’s reading of the devil tempting Jesus in the desert brought to mind all … Continue reading

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Directive to Remember


I love this card that is going throughout the internet. It came to me via Facebook, and I cannot help but notice how the card says “He will need them back”… not that He will “want them back” or that God ” might … Continue reading

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First Friday of Lent: Happy Birthday Irene!


Woke up this morning with a severe headache, in all likelihood caused by the myriad of problems I know I have to face today.  So, at 5:30 A.M. decided to just get up and face the day.  Sipping on that first … Continue reading

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