Monthly Archives: August 2011

Call No Man Father?

Gospel for Saturday, August 20th Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but … Continue reading

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Pope’s Words of Wisdom to Youth at WYD 2011

“There are words which serve only to amuse, as fleeting as an empty breeze; others, to an extent, inform us; those of Jesus, on the other hand, must reach our hearts, take root and bloom there all our lives. If … Continue reading

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A Bucket List?

My son called from college last night.  I always look forward to his phone calls, because my eldest has a great sense of humor, and can really tell a story so that you feel as though you have experienced it … Continue reading

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I Have A Dream

I have a dream!  For world peace?  For a grand vacation?  For happiness for my children? For a new car?  Sure – yes – sounds great… but I have a big dream that I would love to see come true … Continue reading

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Sweet Psalm 23

This is a most adorable video.  It shows two British toddler twins – a boy and a girl reciting Psalm 23 from memory.  I am a sucker for accents!  It will warm your heart and give you a new perspective … Continue reading

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Sunday Stills Photo Challenge – Closeups

One of my favorite eyeballs on all the planet – it belongs to my beautiful daughter.

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Reflections on Sunday’s Gospel – August 14, 2011

The gospel for mass tomorrow is a doozie!  I’ve done some research.  Many learned people have different takes on this reading from Matthew.  Once, when disturbed by Jesus’ reaction to the Canaanite woman in this passage, I spoke with a … Continue reading

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Whew!

It has been a grueling Saturday.  I’ve only been back to work two weeks and already my life seems to have come unravelled.  Thankfully, I was able to stay in bed until 8:30 this morning.  That was my saving grace … Continue reading

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This Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Economic times are hard for so many right now.  Local food banks are having great difficulty keeping their shelves stocked.  This is a video clip from the Primetime segment, “What Would You Do?”  It is so encouraging to know that … Continue reading

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Ordinary Time Does Not Have To Be Ordinary

Here in the summer months, we find ourselves between lent and advent, with the official Easter season having come to a close a few months ago.  Though this time of the liturgical year may seem anticlimactic, it is during this … Continue reading

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