The Impossible Made Possible

Originally posted on Who Moved My Tree:
Yesterday was a good day, but it was also bittersweet.  We celebrated the life of a man I had only known for about 3 years.  But, in those 3 years, he was a huge part of mine and my husband’s life, and he will continue to be for…

“What could we have done differently?” 

Originally posted on Gathered and Grown:
I used to attend a mothers’ group at my former Parish. The mothers’ group met once weekly for a faith study and fellowship. Partway through the year, a seminarian was sent to our Parish to help and learn. While working at our parish, he was ordained deacon and eventually…

Insomnia Led Me to A Catholic version of a 12 Step Program

Insomnia is a gift sometimes.   Last night, thanks to my  bout of insomnia I caught a middle of the night talk show discussion on EWTN abut a 12 step program.  I was so excited to learn that the Catholic church had an organized approach to helping the hurting, the lost, and the habit consumed…

Alphabet Fail, Gratitude Prevails

Well, I have to confess, I have failed at my own alphabet challenge. (a post a day for each letter of the alphabet!)  Life and memories have gotten in the way unfortunately for the abc’s. Memories, specifically my hometown’s memories, is a new ‘group’ on my facebook this month.  It has taken over like a…

Alphabet Challenge

challenge to self: write directions to self: one post per day subject matter: anything (nothing R rated..) starting with anything that begins with “A”, and ending with something that begins with “Z”. I am a little jealous of some friends who have decided to accept the NaNoWriMo challenge – for national novel writing month. They…

A Death Wish

  Not really a death wish, but more specifically, my wish for my death.  I bet that gets attention.  Seriously, I know death is not to be on my terms, but on God’s, so, I have no intent of altering His plans there!  It is what will happen after my death that I feel I…

Weekends Aren’t for the Weak

Every day of my work week I have my list of things to do, things to accomplish, things to fix, things to start and a few totally unexpected things to do…. Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, (give or take). Then, from 6pm to 9pm (give or take), I have filled with other things I…

The Silence Can Be Deafening

           In the not so distant past, I actually yearned for silence. Maybe Peace is the better word, but I thought it was silence I wanted. I am finding out that it is not at all what I thought it would be and I find only bits of real peace in the silence of my…

The Hardest Hike

  The year was 2000, a very big year.  Everyone was bracing for the new year with all of its promises and all of its threats. Warnings swirled: unstable computer programs, apocalypse fears, and the realization that this would end partying like it was 1999.   We prepared for that year in many ways and looking back I know now…