Gifts of Christmas: Faith

Christmas is not what we touch with our hands or see with our eyes, but what we feel inside and know in our hearts. It's the love that a small child has for his or her parents. It's the excitement we feel about getting together with loved ones and trading jokes and stories of cherished... Continue Reading →

Gifts of Christmas: Love

When we talk of Christmas, we think often of Christmas Carols sung on the radio; lights lit up outside in magical displays; stockings hanging in the living room; expensive presents under the tree. When we focus on these few things, when we focus on the commercialism of Christmas, we miss what matters most. We miss... Continue Reading →

My little black book

I reviewed my day and made three imaginary check marks in my imaginary little black book.  I donated a few dollars to the American Red Cross and scheduled a day and time in my calendar to give blood, check mark. I kept my cool, but stood up to a peer, who has a tendency to speak... Continue Reading →

A mother’s loss

I find a mother's love to be one of the most precious things in the world. There's nothing else like a mother's touch or kind word. It can move mountains. In particular, I'm fascinated by the story of the Immaculate Mary and her son, Jesus Christ. Whether you believe in the Christ-story or not, the story is unlike any ever told. ... Continue Reading →

Hail Mary!

I rolled down my window and let the afternoon sun and wind whip through the car. My day had started miserable and now out of the blue it had turned for the better. As soon as I left my house in the morning, I spilled coffee on my shirt and I groaned as my phone... Continue Reading →

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