“Why yes, on my mother’s side” I replied, somewhat bemused. It was a question asked of me recently, with a smile, referring to my pe...

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You Must Be German

There is a line of narrative in one of my favorite Lucy Maud Montgomery books “The Blue Castle”, it has always remained with me and I have...

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Grief staining backwards…

I  picked up a book that had been given me recently,  “Mysteries of the Virgin Mary: Living Our Lady’s Graces” by Fr. Peter John C...

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Sculpting a heart room.

Words from a wise Franciscan that keep coming back to me. I don’t like not knowing the root cause of an emotion or a response. To me its like un...

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Keeping a finger on the pain

This week has matched the dates of Justin’s death and funeral. This Saturday morning in the church the scents and sights were so familiar as th...

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Following the Naked Christ

I have started, derailed, started over, and derailed so many times today.  Falling back to my “do the next thing, whatever the next thing is…...

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Shadowboxing…