Today let’s chat about alternatives… al·ter·na·tive ôlˈtərnədiv adjective 1. (of one or more things) available as another possibility. This morning, like every morning, I get to chose the way I begin the day. So this morning I woke up early (I’m semi-retired… why the heck would I do that?) to walk with a friend. As it turns out, after a recent doctors visit I was given news that I needed to make some changes for my health, so the decision was made to walk. Walking in an of itself is not horrible and couple that with being able to chat...Read More
This weekend, all across the US, people are getting ready for the long weekend. The schools are out (or almost), teachers & students everywhere jump for joy! And the lazy days of summer are upon us. Many baseball games will be well attended over the weekend & our beloved SEC has 8 teams in the softball Super Regionals – War Eagle! Many families are packing up cars, hopping on planes, and boarding cruise ships to visiting family, friends, exotic locals. Maybe you are heading to the pool, going to the lake, having a mini stay-cation or getting away from it all. For sure...Read More
No, no, no – not us!!! Last Saturday, a dear friend asked me to assist her with an engaged couples at our parish”building your marriage before it starts” retreat. No, not as a presenter, definitely not as an example, but instead as extra set of hands for setup and cleanup. The beauty of this is that I get to listen to a fantastic marriage retreat – for free! TB & I have been married 26.5 years and we attended a similar retreat before we married. Did I listen? Not so much as I knew everything they were talking about – after all I had been married before (that should...Read More
For my fellow Catholics, as January 22nd falls on a Sunday this year, the observance of the National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children will be observed throughout the United States on Monday, January 23rd. This designation comes from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop and is stated in the General Instructions of the Roman Missal. Please consider joining me in the comfort of your own home, on the way to work, at lunch, during a break today and pray the rosary for the Legal Protection of the Unborn Children. For those of you who are not Catholic,...Read More
Prayer for Our Nation Almighty God, Bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom and justice and brotherhood for all who make it great. Guard us from war, from fire and wind, from compromise, fear, confusion. Be close to our president and our statesmen; give them vision and courage, as they ponder decisions affecting peace and the future of the world. Make me more deeply aware of my heritage; realizing not only my rights but also my duties and responsibilities as a citizen. Make this great land and all its people know clearly Your will, that they may...Read More
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