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Extending Easter Joy

I read this this morning and wanted to share: “Let all go this Eastertide.  Loosen your hold on this earth, its care, its worries, even its joys.  Unclasp your hands, relax, and then the tide of Easter Joy will come.  … Continue reading

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Never Surrender?

I was just looking at the WordPress writing prompt of the day – actually had never noticed it before – cool, useful feature – especially when one is experiencing writer’s block.  The world will tell you “Never Surrender.”  Surrender is … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, July 21, 2013

Readings for Sunday, July 21, 2013 The second reading today, from Paul’s letter to the Colossians, bears a puzzling sentence – one that, I’m sure the different Christian religions may disagree on in terms of interpretation.  “Now I rejoice in … Continue reading

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My Reflections on the Joyful Mysteries

This morning, I had the supreme pleasure of attending mass with a friend and having breakfast with her in one of my favorite local restaurants, The Broken Egg, just one block off of the lake.  It was so good to … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Gospel – the Magnificat

Today’s gospel is absolutely one of my favorites.  It is Mary’s Magnificat.  In her humility – in her “situation” -without fear or reservation, she unabashedly sings the praises of her God.  The thought of it all amazes and astounds me.  … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

“Unless you become like little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of God.” Matthew 18:3 Only the childlike retain the child’s gift of wonder.  Wondering, we forget ourselves entirely, lost in what has provoked our awe.  Wonder is a … Continue reading

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Prepare the Way

We’ve finished all of our shopping, baked the cupcakes to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, mailed all of our cards, been to confession, wrapped all of the presents…Today preparing the way will involve cleaning the house, so that we may enjoy it … Continue reading

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A Favorite Meditation

One of my favorite meditations is “time traveling” in my mind to the story of Jesus birth as recounted in Luke’s gospel – the second chapter.  After the birth of Jesus, I insert myself into the scene.   Try this: Read … Continue reading

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