Children in Cages

Three nights ago when I heard the voices of little babies and toddlers crying for their Mommies on the news, a wave of sadness enveloped me. I felt it in my gut. I wanted to start crying, “I want my Mommy” with them.  Instinctively I knew these cries were not the cries you may hear… Continue reading Children in Cages

Yes, It is About Guns

The other morning while I was working out on the elliptical  machine at the gym, I suddenly remembered something from 1979.  I recalled that  not long after the suicide of my 28 year old brother Tommy, our father said  that Tom had asked him where he could buy a gun and Dad said he told… Continue reading Yes, It is About Guns

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

At the beginning of the sermon on the Mount Jesus gave us the Eight Beatitudes. [Matt 5;3-10]. The first one is “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” I cannot claim to know exactly who Jesus was referring to with this nomenclature in his first blessing, even though we… Continue reading Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Texas Dec. 26-28, 2017: Goodbyes

Tues. Dec 26th :  We got up early and picked up our doggies who totally missed the holidays. Those who stayed at the Big House did all the necessary cleanup, locked up, and checked out by 10 am. L and her children headed back to Houston. Harry and Rebecca were not flying out until after 6… Continue reading Texas Dec. 26-28, 2017: Goodbyes

On the Wrong Side

Last night I could not sleep. I lay awake trying to sort out my emotions and going over the words I had exchanged with my husband a few hours earlier regarding the allegations of inappropriate sexual advances leveled against President George H. W. Bush (# 41). My first response when hearing the latest news was… Continue reading On the Wrong Side

A Place Restored

I have been working on a spiritual exercise using a small book entitled “A Simple Life-Changing Prayer” by Jim Manney.  One morning several weeks ago, after working Steps 1,2 and 3 (taken from St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen) I had a revelation.  The questions I had to ask myself that morning were “What are you good… Continue reading A Place Restored