Bittersweet Thankful Thursday

As I begin the morning trying to process yet another tragedy this week, I feel overwhelmingly grateful to have the kids back home from Boston safe and in one piece, after they were a mile away from the horrific events on Monday. We were fortunate. So many were not. Prayers going up for the lost and injured souls and all affected, and for the world to hear Martin’s plea loud and clear….

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Thankful Thursdays

For unexpected connections.
During the last few weeks, I’ve received e-mails, texts, notecards, and even a letter, from people who bought my book and had something to say about it. Most of them friends, but some of them strangers. Strangers who…

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Thankful Thursdays meets Throwback Thursday

Thankful for those snapshots that magically transform the memories of difficult days into a sweet instant.
My “pothead kids” – read about it in Scenes Everlasting….

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Thankful Thursdays

It’s Holy Thursday, and I am thankful for what we commemorate and remember today – the institution of the Eucharist and the importance Jesus puts on the humility of service. In the washing of the feet and the giving of His body and His blood we find the true meaning of love and service. For me, tonight’s is the most poignant Mass of the year….

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Thankful Thursdays

This week I must give a shout-out to my co-workers for their awesome show of support and generosity. The surprise book signing party was especially touching…and as bubbly and sweet as the champagne and strawberries we had. So thankful to know and work with this bunch!…

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Thankful Thursdays

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love…..Thankful that the Catholic Church once again has a pontiff. Friends join me in prayer that the Holy Spirit give Pope Francis I strength and wisdom to guide our church, which is in great need of healing and renewal. May he be a light in the darkness. May he renew our faith. May he inspire us!…

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Thankful Thursdays

Yesterday my brother and sister-in-law celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. So happy for them. I remember the first time they took me out with them soon after they had started dating. I was 11. Didn’t feel like it then (I … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

Monday we got to celebrate with Mom her 81st birthday. So thankful for this blessing. “If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.~ Lord Langdale … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For all of my valentines….my kids, family and my friends, but especially today, thankful for my hubby — my favorite Valentine. A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you….

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