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Making Amends

Webster’s dictionary defines “amends” as “to do something to correct a mistake that one has made or a bad situation that one has caused.”  Every human being at some point will be faced with making amends to someone. I certainly have. Making amends is different...

The Dash In Between

Since time began, every human on the face of the earth began with a start date (birth) and an end date (death).  What shows up in between is a dash … standing for the life between the start and finish.  We see the dash in obituaries and on grave markers all...

Most Humbling

On Maundy Thursday this year, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 women at a prison in Rome during a ceremony emphasizing humility. This was a first for the pope to wash the feet of women only during the special annual service. Pope Francis led the ceremony at Rebibbia...

Time to Come Home

I read something fascinating this week.  In the British Isles, a sheep was found after hiding out in a cave for a total of six years.  The fleece on the sheep continued to grow over those six years since it was not near a shearer.  When the sheep was...

The Importance of History

I learned something new this week … January 27 is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, so designated by the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the...

Do You Stand for Life?

Each year since 1984, the third Sunday of January has been known as Sanctity of Life Sunday.  I arrived at church today anticipating an inspiring sermon about the value of life, but, unfortunately, that was not the sermon offered at my church and, from what I...

My Little Prodigal

We got a Great Pyrenees puppy in June.  Solid white, fluffy fur, and big black eyes — he’s cute (and he knows it).  We call him Snowball. Now that he’s eight months old, he’s entered his teenage years and everything looks good on the other side of the...

The Power of Family

We are preparing for Thanksgiving this week and the start of the traditional holiday season.  Many are traveling home from long distances and some short distances.  The one thing you can count on for holidays is the strong emotions being with family can...

On Wings Like Eagles

Over my lifetime I have traveled a lot, flying friendly skies for work and leisure. This past weekend I took a long weekend trip to fly and visit family. The visit part was great … but the skies, after many years of not flying, weren’t as friendly as I remembered....

THE FROG IN THE KETTLE

In my youth (umpteen years ago), someone told me if you put a frog in a kettle of water, then turn the heat up slowly to the boiling point, that frog would just sit there grinning while he slowly boiled to death.  I thought, “That’s ridiculous – who wouldn’t get...

The Hatfields and McCoys

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … I love history, folklore, and true stories. In my infrequent spare time, I enjoy films based on true stories, then love doing some research to find out the facts. This week I watched The Hatfields and McCoys series.  I...

Honey, Have You Seen My …

I have the dearest hubby in the world. He’s smart, funny, a great cook (thank you, Lord!), and a hard worker. He would give someone the shirt off his back (and has many times). But he also misplaces things … a lot! Hubby reminds me nothing is ever lost, so I’m...