Category Archives: Lent

A Saint for Every Multi-Tasking Person (Especially Women!)

A Multi-Tasking Person I have a particular appreciation for Saints who wear many hats.  The Saint for July 23 had many vocations.  She was a wife and a widow, a mother of eight children, a founder of a religious order, … Continue reading

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Mysterious Hands

  Everyone likes a mystery There is a strange picture that emerged among my grandmother’s old photos after she died. The image is reported to be of my Grandmother Pearl as a little toddler.  At a quick glance one can easily … Continue reading

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I Remember Niagara

Reading about the history of Niagara Falls, NY tends to make me feel a bit home sick.  I’ve lived in a lot of places in my life but for some reason my heart maintains an attachment to the place where … Continue reading

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Are We Ever Self-less? When Charity is more than a Handout

 DO IT ANYWAY People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.  If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine … Continue reading

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Where’s God?

I’ve heard it asked so many times.  Someone experiences a tragedy.  Something terrible has happened.  A person asks, “Where is God?”  Then they spend the rest of their life and/or countless number of years blaming God for what happened to … Continue reading

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Grumbling in the Wilderness

It is human nature to complain. I dare say we require grace from God not to complain.  When we are wronged or misled, most of us have a tendency to jump onto the opportunity to speak our piece– hence leaving no … Continue reading

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Survival Guide for Life in the Desert

A desert can mean many different things to many different people. The mention of the word desert can conjure up images of cactus, scorpions, rattlesnakes, and cowboys in the Southwest part of the United States.  It can also mean sand dunes … Continue reading

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Forgive Someone?

A comment to my prior blog post on “Satisfaction” asked whether if it was possible to forgive but make the decision to never shop at an establishment again.   After thinking about it, I realize that this is really a two-part … Continue reading

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Recently,I received the run around at a popular department store in Chicago (not Nordstrom’s!).There has been a longstanding mix up on my store account which has not been easily resolved. In fact, I have attempted to get it fixed on … Continue reading

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