Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Gentle Reminder


Upon greeting a dear friend at morning Mass today I inquired if she had had a wonderful Christmas. Little did either of us realize Father Fred was already sitting at the altar, only a few feet away, as we exchanged … Continue reading

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The Truly Poor Among UsA (Us All)


My mother handed me a story to read, a short one she said, from her church bulletin in response to a discussion we were having about life in the USA today.  Being in a hurry, I didn’t want to sit … Continue reading

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Planning for a New Year


Spent a wonderful evening with dear  friends as a prelude to this Christmas season and was reminded by Nora on the path to true success.   On her table was a 365 day Devotional book by Sarah Young…Jesus Calling. Opened it … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Memories


For most children the best part of December is putting up their Christmas trees and decorating it with lights and ornaments, garland and tinsel. In my family we had what I can only term a Christmas Tree Weekend.  On the … Continue reading

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Playing it Backward


The Work of Christmas Begins is a lovely poem by Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981).  He actually wrote this poem to explain the work that comes after the holiday decorations are put away, the lights are turned off, and the January … Continue reading

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