Feminism…Are We Better Off?

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Journal Entry Easter, 2020

I beg your pardon, Lord, for feeling so down and defeated on the day of the year that I should be the happiest. I think we have been holding up remarkably well during this month of the shut down of nearly the whole world. I have been grateful for the time to slow down to rest and to live a bit more simply. Today, however, I cannot seem to overcome the sadness. I know that I do not want “things to go back to usual” after the pandemic. I wasn’t made for the hustle and bustle and self absorption. I want more – not more things – but more peace – more joy – more of You, Lord. Only You can fill me.

I am so missing You in the Eucharist and in the adoration chapel. You told me this time would come, though I never imagined it would come about like this. Lord, I pray that it is just temporary, and not a prelude to what may come if the socialists have their way with our country – our world.

Please, Father, increase my trust in You and the peace that results. Please turn this test into a testimony as You have done in the past.

P.S. Please bless abundantly the generous and kind soul who anonymously left money in our mailbox. I am most grateful, astounded and deeply, deeply touched.

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Bad Cardinal Appointees and Blasphemous Masses

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Why Catholic?

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Transubstantiation

I promise to do a written entry very soon. After all, that is traditionally what a BLOG is for, right? Until then, I hope you will like and share.

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Lesson 1: Is Truth Relative?

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Our Lady of Refuge & A New Idea

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I felt some progress tonight as I looked at myself in the mirror for several minutes. I was able to see beauty for the first time in a long time – even my gray hair and skin changes. I was able to be gentle with myself and appreciate my body and all of the wonderful things it has done and continues to do.

5/12/22

Funny story of the day – subbing in 1st grade classroom…

I recently purchased a Beachwaver knockoff curling iron. I spent a good twenty minutes on my hair this morning and personally thought I was “rockin’ it.” It gave my hair body I’m not used to having…So a first grade girl raises her hand and asks, “Did you take a shower this morning?” (I’m wondering where this question is going…) “Yes, I did. Why, do I stink?” I asked bluntly (That’s me!) She said, “No, but you forgot to dry your hair.” Here I was thinking my beach waves were so cool. Apparently, I looked as though I has just stepped out of the shower! Gotta love those precious, unfiltered little ones!!

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Personal Update/Job Hunt/Resolution

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Coping with Depression

One thing I forgot to mention in the video – I was recently prescribed an asthma/cough medication. When looking back, I thought there was a correlation with this bout of depression and the new drug. One of the side effects was that this drug could exacerbate depression. Who knew? Always check the possible side effects of medications and supplements.

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