Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Thousand Gifts #5

  A very busy day today, but I have this little bit of time to give thanks for gifts 30 – 40: the sweetness of a kind and thoughtful daughter, always forgiving the jolt of caffeine that got me through … Continue reading

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Challenge to Service – Week 3

  Time for me to update on how my challenge to give patient service has gone this past week.  I have remembered more frequently to pray for this grace, and I’m grateful for that help from the Lord, because on … Continue reading

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Doing the 7 Quick Takes Dance #4

                    End of the week again!  But for those of us who are retired, that once much-desired weekend tends to fade into insignificance (with the exception of Sunday Mass, of course).  Anyway, participating in 7 Quick Takes on Fridays … Continue reading

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A Review of Newman’s Apologia

As I mentioned in my earlier post, Finding Newman, it was with great satisfaction that I started reading John Henry Newman‘s Apologia Pro Vita Sua.  I have had a deep interest in Newman for some decades now,  begun by reading Meriol … Continue reading

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One Thousand Gifts #4

                     In the week just past, I found myself prone to anxieties about how several projects would work out.  I fussed and fumed as though success depended solely on me.  Occasionally, I remembered that there was Someone on whom I could depend, … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes – #3 Plus Challenge to Service Week 2

How quickly the week rolls around!  Here we all are, comparing notes again!  Thank you, Jen! I am so pleased to hear of the upcoming beatification of John Paul II!  He was a truly holy man, and I think it … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes #2

                                       ONE On Tuesday night/Wednesday we had snow here.  The weather people made rather a big deal of it, since we’d been hovering around the freezing mark for a while and it was expected the streets would be icy.  … Continue reading

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Our Catholic Book Club And Me

Our monthly book club meeting occurred on Monday night, and I have been enjoying the benefits of it yesterday and today, with lots to think about.  For me, few things are better than being able to talk about books with … Continue reading

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One Thousand Gifts #3

Yesterday Ricardo and I celebrated our forty-sixth anniversary.  It sounds like a very long time, but it seems as though the years have flown by.  There have been difficult times, especially when the kids were small and money was tight, … Continue reading

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Challenge to Service, Week 1

I promised myself I would check in once a week to report on what I had done in terms of giving patient service to others, and this is my first check-in.  I won’t mention things I do easily, but only … Continue reading

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