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Growing Spiritually Through Adversity

Growing Spiritually Through Adversity

Introduction No matter what adversities we encounter, we can always grow spiritually. My spouse Julie was diagnosed at age 57 with Alzheimer’s. She has lived in memory care for the past 7 years. She is now in hospice. This is one of six blogs about what Julie needed...
Autumn Memories

Autumn Memories

For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven:  A time to… -Ecclesiastes 3:1 Each autumn I find myself steeped in memories.  The memory of raking thousands of dried oak leaves in my backyard as a child, creating paths that...
Savoring Summer

Savoring Summer

August is here and summer will be ending. We just got our first half case of Colorado peaches, and the canning jars are out being readied for holding a taste of summer we will enjoy throughout the winter.  Preserving the peaches allows us to savor the gifts of...
Peace

Peace

We certainly are experiencing a continuation of unrest, unsettledness, and uncertainty.  Where do we find peace?  What is peace?  With the ongoing experiences of disenfranchisement, disillusion, distrust, division, and detachment we find ourselves...
The Spirit of God in Our World

The Spirit of God in Our World

I recently participated in a full day retreat and at the end of the retreat we joined together for Mass.  The day was full and I hold many moments with deep gratitude.  The Prayers of the Faithful, however, reflected the work of the Spirit, especially...