Monthly Archives: February 2011

Challenge to Service Week 8

My husband has continued to feel very weak, and I’m getting more and more concerned.  Whenever he has felt better, I hoped that it was the beginning of a turnaround, but that has not happened.  We have an appointment with … Continue reading

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Why Little Children?

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells his disciples not to prevent little children from coming to him, and says, “Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”  And … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes #8

                                                                    1)  The happiest news of the day is that my husband, who has Parkinson’s Disease and has been very weak for the past little while, is definitely stronger and feeling better.  Thank you, Lord!  Such a blessing! 2)  … Continue reading

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Challenge to Service, Weeks 6 and 7

I’ve fallen behind a little in posting on my challenge, but I definitely have not given up!  Life got very busy for a while, that’s all. In the last couple of weeks I have been much better in giving patient … Continue reading

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God’s Threshold

At Morning Prayer today we were praying Psalm 84, about the beauty of God’s dwelling place, and I was struck by this line: The threshold of the house of God I prefer to the dwellings of the wicked. And afterward … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes #7

                                  1)  Yesterday we had snow.  Often here, even in our northern maritime climate, we have a late snowfall in February.  Our family takes particular note of that, since Sarah’s birthday is February 11, and many are the times when … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes #6

                                                                                          1)  In talking with our daughter today, I realized some of the damage that was done to the kids by the depression that I struggled with for so long.  I wept. 2)  I’ve been busy cleaning in preparation for … Continue reading

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Challenge To Service – Week 4

                                                      This week I have some good news and some bad news.  The bad news is that I had an absolutely horrible day on Wednesday.  I behaved very badly in a way that was the opposite of patient service.  The … Continue reading

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Sharing Cavafy For Poetry Friday

I just ran into this wonderful idea of sharing poems over at Castle in the Sea.   The theme talked about was exploration, and Constantine Cavafy’s poem, Ithaca, immediately came to mind.  I used to have this poem on the wall of my sewing … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes #5

                                                              Thanks to Jen at Conversion Diary for enabling these Friday get-togethers.  A special welcome to any visitors who have come from there!                                 1)  My interest was piqued earlier in the week when, at Fr. Zuhlsdorf’s WDTPRS site,  (that’s What Does The … Continue reading

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