Showing posts from April, 2018

16 April

the fun
I stumbled across this old picture of my sister and I circa 1983!
We are on a ferry in Washington state.
I was living there and she was visiting after graduating from high school. 

the good

I also found this old picture of me.

I think we were near Port Townsend, WA.

the random

I'm just sending out a bunch of good luck wishes

to those running the Boston marathon today.

I know a few people running including our own Tamar.

It's a terrible day here...windy, freezing cold, and rain/sleet/snow....

You just never know what the weather will bring for marathon day.


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Teach me, Lord, your way
that I may walk in your truth,
single-hearted and revering your name.
Psalm 85:11

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9 April

The random

My sister, my brother, and myself
about a gazillion years ago.
I think it was one Easter morning probably around 1970.

the good

Yesterday was Divine Mercy Sunday.
I went to the St. John Paul II Shrine in Salem, MA
where a special Mass and dedication service was held
in honor of Cardinal O'Malley giving a relic of 
Pope John Paul II to the shrine. 
It was very moving.
the fun

When Bonnie, Verne and I were at the plant nursery last week
Verne climbed up into a big red chair that was there for display.
He's always fun to be with!

Divine Mercy Sunday

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May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance. 
Jude 1:2

Every word we speak, every step we take, every prayer we utter
is to be with mercy toward our neighbor. 
That is how we are called to love the Lord -
With love for our neighbors. 

5 April

That favorite boy of mine
and his mother and I went to a plant nursery up near their house on Monday.
We walked around in there for nearly 2 hours!
The day had started with snow so we just pretended it was summer
and plants were blooming all everywhere.
I came home with three very interesting ferns
and a white geranium.


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It's late on Easter night.

When I was a young teenage girl I used to listen to the record
Jesus Christ Superstar...a lot. 
I grew up in the seventies...we had records and hippies.
I think it was the movie that put Jesus into a person

I could relate to for the first time. 
I had heard all about how He came down to earth
as a man...but I couldn't see it. 
He was sort of dream-like and far away
and saying lots of stuff  I didn't pay much attention to
like the priests at the Masses I sporadically attended. 
But seeing the movie Jesus Christ Superstar on TV one Saturday afternoon
turned him into someone I could relate to,
and I saw, for the first time, what was meant by
He came down as man.
I went to the record store and bought the original album 
which differed slightly from the movie soundtrack.
I listened to that record over and over and over.

It was a double record set and it was in a brown cover
with gold colored lettering
and I knew all the words by heart..…

2 April

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You formed my inmost being;
You knit me in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works!

My bones are not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
fashioned in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw me unformed;
in your book all are written down;
my days were shaped, before one came to be. 

Psalm 139:13-16

I am 55 this day.
-halfway through my fifties and moving at a steady clip.