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All choices have consequences

All choices have consequences My husband and I spent our Memorial Day weekend visiting my sister in Missouri. She and her husband had toured the Missouri State Penitentiary, now closed, at an earlier time and thought we might find it interesting. So on a hot day, we headed to Jefferson City for the tour. I have not been in a pr...
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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Reclaiming Paradise

Early one morning a few weeks ago, I took my coffee out to our patio and watched the first beams of sunlight filter through the trees and ripple across the grass in the yard. The air was crystal clear and carried that clean, innocent smell that is exclusive to newborn babies and spring mornings. Th...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

God teaches us how to live out our salvation

God teaches us how to live out our salvation There are fundamental questions all human beings ask. Who am I? What is this life all about? Why am I here in this particular place at this particular time? As Catholic Christians, we believe the answers, however incomplete, are given to us through our faith in God and in the revelation of Jesus Ch...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018


As we grow older and have left our childhood homes, I think most of us find that we take more of those childhood experiences with us than we ever would have imagined. Currently, there is a commercial on TV from Progressive Insurance that depicts a husband taking on the qualities, characteristics, i...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

We belong to you

We belong to you A couple of weeks ago, a song that I had not heard in quite some time was sung at Mass. It is entitled “We Belong to You,” by Victoria and Trevor Thomson, and has been “stuck in my head” since that time. This has happened to me many times with various songs in the past. This...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

'Follow the Yellow Brick Road'

'Follow the Yellow Brick Road' My husband and I recently attended a performance of the Wizard of Oz at Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville. I have seen this in movie form many, many times over the years. It entertained, fascinated and scared me a little each time I watched it.    But I found myself watching a...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018

The mystery of Church, the people of God

The mystery of Church, the people of God What do we mean by Church?  How are scripture and tradition interrelated in our understanding of Church?  What does it mean to be Church?  Is going to church for the weekend liturgy what Church is all about?  What are we as adult Catholic Christians to understand and believe? Th...
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Did the title of this article capture your attention? Did it pique your interest enough to cause you to google its meaning? If you did you now know that Bellezza is the Italian word for beauty. Beauty itself does in fact do that to us doesn’t it? Beauty stops us in our tracks, causes us to pa...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

How are you doing?

How are you doing? On a recent Sunday morning after Mass my husband Jerry and I stopped for a breakfast sandwich. While at the restaurant we ran into one of the therapists that had done in-home therapy with my sister Sue in the past. Rose asked, “How is Sue doing?” Since Sue’s stroke at the age of 4...
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Blessings of Easter

Blessings of Easter As we celebrate Easter once again, I recall the memories I have from this special day. After I was old enough to understand the truth about the Easter Bunny, I began to help my grandma dye eggs.  In those days, she used food coloring to make those special eggs.  We carefully cooked the eg...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018