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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. (Job 7:1-4, 6-7; Psalm 147; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into […]

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My boss phoned me today, he said, “Is everything okay at the office?” I said, “Yes, it’s all under control. It’s been a very busy day, I haven’t stopped.” “Can you do me a favor?” he asked. I said, “Of course, what is it?” Speed it up a little, I’m in the foursome behind you.”

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I was listening to Krista Tippet, the host of  the radio show On Being, and she had Sylvia Boorstein as her guest . Sylvia is a celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist, mother, and grandmother. She is  delightful as well as insightful and if you would like to read or listen to the entire interview please […]

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“I don’t know what weapons will be used in world war three, but in world war four people will use sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein Click here for more about  Albert Einstein    

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible.  (Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things […]

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The Wisdom of Lord Byron: Joy

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I raise this not so BIG question as the result of having just moved our washer and dryer after three years to clean underneath it. I will not mention what accumulates around these cleaning machines other than to say it was not a pretty sight. But that is not the point of this little rant. […]

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It was around 1984 at a sales conference and I had just heard one my first “motivational speakers.” His name was Joel Weldon and he captivated the audience with his message. He left us with a tag line I also never forgot- “Success comes in Cans not in Cannots”. We each got a can with […]

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I’ve noticed that one thing about parents is that no matter what stage your child is in, the parents who have older children always tell you the next stage is worse. -Dave Barry

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible.  (Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 25; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all […]

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Parents and Kids Texting- :-)

When Parents texting their kids is some helpful advice:  

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In the second of the beatitudes Jesus reassures us that  “Happy are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” One of the things I have noticed is that in times of grief,people search for ways to offer comfort to the one who is suffering a loss. One tried and often used “truism” people share […]

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Yesterday, I posted a wisdom saying from Harry Potter’s mentor Dumbledore. I had to admit I am not familiar with old Dumbledore but found his advice on death being the next great adventure for a person with a  ‘well ordered mind’  to be ripe with wisdom. One of my mentors is Henri Nouwen and in […]

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I was talking to a young person just before Christmas and she shared with me this quote from the legendary Albus Dumbledore ,who was the teacher  to young Harry Potter. I am not well versed in the lexicon of Harry Potter so I will need to rely on my younger readers to keep me up […]

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