Category Archives: Faith

From Halloween to Christmas

Every Christmas, I think back to the first one my husband and I spent together as a newly married couple. We were completely broke. He had just started a new job, and I was waitressing. We couldn’t spend money on … Continue reading

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Just Another Day

Today I am grateful for… …my husband, who listens, even when I’m unreasonable. …my son, who will create a happy holiday for others, first through his volunteerism, then through his work. …my daughter, who despite being unable to spend the … Continue reading

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Fluid Beauty

Three weeks ago, my NaNoWriMo goals were set in a post called, From NYC to Temple Bar.  Since then, Syrian refugees, Beirut, Paris, more refugees, and helpless sorrow. Often my goals seem naive and superficial, but never so much as … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day Reflection – The Pietà

Today I had the privilege of seeing my great-nephew receive his First Communion. At the end of the Mass, the priest blessed the mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, single mothers, would-be mothers, mothers of lost sons and daughters. Then, he invited … Continue reading

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Cool Encounter #2

It could have been any toll bridge looming before us in the middle of the night. It was there, standing between what we left behind and where we hoped to be; unseen in the blackness of the night, yet we … Continue reading

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