Preoccupied

We all have pet peeves some are more profound than others. Like one of my pet peeves is going to a restaurant and you go to eat your food and the fork prongs are slightly bent. Thank goodness it is an easy fix and I am married to Superman who can bend the fork back […]

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To Be Fully Known

We are all in the same boat trying to maneuver the sea. At least that is what we are suppose to believe and live by. No matter how we got on the ship. Actually, I would like to get off this cargo ship and onto the cruise ship. Where is the harbor at? No matter […]

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Survivor Obsession

For about a week now I have been trying to come up with a biblical or inspired Catholic Catechism blog post. One that unites more than causes division. I have an idea for that but it is for next week. Anyhow, over and over I kept on coming back to the idea of survivor guilt. […]

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Comparison

Theodore Rosevelt is famous for a number of quotes one of which is, “Comparison is the thief of joy”. I thought it was perhaps a very fitting quote coming from someone who was unable to walk on his own two feet. Other than that I do not know what he may have been comparing himself […]

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Mass Shootings

Certainly correct me if I am wrong cause I know I may very easily fall into cynicism or lack of hope. They say in psychology, that suicide is not wanting to kill oneself but wanting the pain to stop. So it is likely that mass shootings (//Mass shootings) mean not necessary that they want people […]

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One Job

I like those memes that say, “you had one job”. It is making fun of the fact that they goofed up the one job that they had. Often times, I can see how they got there, which isn’t the funny part. Somehow, things didn’t happen in the order that would have meant success. Somehow, they […]

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What I Hear Is

Have you ever tried listening to a program and your internet cuts in and out? Like one minute everything is just fine and normal the next you have a blank screen and no audio? Well, that is often times what it is like attending something spiritual. I miss things. Maybe you miss things two. Like […]

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That Doesn’t Make Sense

You ever get in a disagreement with someone and you just can’t figure out where you lost them. Like your argument is solid. It makes perfect logical sense. There is no question to it being the truth. Yet, somehow it is not being understood or practiced. Clearly there must be multiple layers of indifference exasperated […]

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If You Could Do Anything

Absolute, unconditional, positive regard to you. Imagine you had a person by your side that accepted you for all that you are and all that you are not. What would you do knowing that? Would you laugh in joy?Would your days be filled with the love and honor you are promised? We all have something […]

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The Good Samaritan

A while ago I watched a video of a boy all alone in a city on a cold day without a jacket. It looked like he was perhaps cold. So many people just walked by. Not one of them stopping, well not many of them stopping to ask if he was ok. Just walking by […]

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A Brother In Christ

I don’t know about you, but I like to have all my ducks in a row. The key is “like too” and when it is not that way, well, I find myself frustrated, lost, confused and a bit disorientated. Trust God more, they say. Pray unceasingly. Concentrate on God. I do not doubt the advice […]

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The Lamb

When I was a child I lived just a mile away from my aunt. In many ways, she seemed like the big sister I never had instead of an aunt. She would always talk with me as if my answers were important. Later she moved away. When I was a teenager, I often spent a […]

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We Danced

Around a year ago, I had a friend. Actually, at this point he was more of an acquaintance, that had died. We had drifted apart. There was a point that we were close. At least, I considered him quite close. We no longer spoke. We had different moral opinions on what was right and wrong. […]

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Embraced By The Light

When I was in college, so many, many, many years ago I had picked up a popular book. It was a short, simple, book that spoke about God’s love in heaven. It likely has some theological [Catholic] flaws in it but that is where I was at. That is where I still find myself at […]

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Chosen

Sometimes hearing the phrase “You have been chosen”. “You are called” It sounds more like an alien adventure. Beam me up. Where is the spaceship parked? I am requesting an Easy Spell and Reece’s Pieces. Now let’s get started. Actually, is this where I want to be or did I just fall into it? They […]

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The Unspoken Prerequisites

In high school we had a civics or maybe it was a politics class. Not my favorite subject to be taught in monotone, even if I did recognize his superior intellect. Yet, one day the teacher who seemingly spoke to hear himself talk, spoke about the unspoken prerequisites of becoming the next president of the […]

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Everywhere

It was a crisp fall day with a grey overcast in the sky. Penny was outside in the front yard laying down on the cool dry grass. This is a strict childlike affliction. The neighbor girl Hiede just walked across the field of torn down corn stalks to get to Penny’s home. Hiede was a […]

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Rosary

There are MANY beautiful things within the Catholic Church. Eucharistic Adoration, Stain Glass rose windows, Latin Chant Music, The 73 books of the Bible, and all the Mass posture changes, just to name a few. However, devotion to the Mother of God is also quite beautiful. You could spend a life time really contemplating that […]

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Purple Hair

God loves everybody even people with purple hair. This was something that was said to me often as a child. Most often when as a child I found myself mesmerized by someone’s appearance or when I would make a remark that was less than gracious. Those words of wisdom stick with me often as I […]

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Smile More

Ever notice most problems seem to defuse themselves if you could just do one simple thing. Just do this thing that another person wants you to do. Change yourself. Improve yourself. Make life much more bearable for the rest of us. Show more gratitude. Just be different than who you really are. If only you […]

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Significant

Jesus is who he says he is. If you have ever seriously took time to dive into the Bible and learned of the many amazing coincidences that puts the whole story together it is an undeniable truth. That Jesus is who he says he is. (But who do you say that he is?) Any other […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

In grade school, my favorite series of books that started to put a zeal for reading in me, were books called, choose your own adventure. They were short stories that within a couple pages you got to decide what you would do. How would you fight the dragon in front of you? You make a […]

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Freeze Time

I have gotten in this habit that when I watch shows, videos, and whatever entertainment that is out there I will often look up numbers that I see. As if those numbers represent something significant. So pick a number between 1 and 2,865 and there is an awe inspiring quote that can be contemplated. It […]

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Intense Emotional Joy

There was this nun that had just taken her final vows. She was super excited to be connected to Jesus. She had this undeniable emotional bond with our Lord and Savior. This was her first day. She woke up at the crack of dawn. She jumped out of bed for being filled with pure joy. […]

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Answered Prayers

Many, many years ago before I met my charming husband, I had went on a blind date. I had been writing to this guy for some time. We decided to meet at the Mall of America. He choose the spot, which was a bench outside a department store. Well, I waited for him to show. […]

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Daycare; A Day To Care

There was once this group of kids at daycare that were playing outside. They were pretending to be Steve Irwin and poke the busy momma bear. There was a perceived value to being a bear. At first it was fun for the group like they were all grown up and running around like teenagers. Yet, […]

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Guardian Angel

When I was a little girl, every night before bed I would say my nightly prayers. God Bless…we went through the whole family tree. Some nights I would stall and ask God to bless each person I knew, by name, even all my Catholic school classmates. Even the smart boy who annoyed me with his […]

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Thanks Be To God

A while ago I had ran across this quote that stated to turn your “I’m sorry” into “Thank you.” The concept was instead of walking around apologizing for who you are, you would thank people for what they were giving you. It put an emphasis on being thankful for others instead of being sorrowful for […]

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