Monthly Archives: December 2011

Triple Trouble

Raccoons are nightly visitors to our abode, cleaning out every seed left over from the birds and squirrels who dined during the day.  on December 23, there were 3 of them, siblings no doubt, cocky young adolescents.  What can you … Continue reading

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I can’t say it better . . .

so I will just post this link to another person’s words that I thought were beautifully put.  I had been thinking of this topic since enduring the (sneering) teasing of various folks these past couple of weeks.  I wanted to rebut … Continue reading

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Their True Colors Revealed

When a crisis occurs, one’s true character is revealed. This is true even when you are a dog.  (Fortunately, it wasn’t much of a crisis.)  There were 2 dogs involved, Larry and Ivan.  Larry is a large, elegant, noble border … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All

St. Nicholas was born in 270 A.D. and died on December 6, 343.  He was the much-loved Bishop of Myra, which was located in modern day Turkey.  He is honored for his generosity, his humility, and his unwavering defense of his … Continue reading

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Ivan Speaks

He’s the kind of dog who sits and stares.  He watches.  You can see the gears turning.  He is intent.  He is curious.  He is determined. He spent hours, no, years at it–studying and watching us, his people.  After seven years … Continue reading

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The Irony of Political Correctness

Political correctness is rampant in my corner of the world.  For example, one does not dare–and in some cases is outright forbidden–to wish a stranger a “Merry Christmas” lest they be offended because they celebrate a different holiday in December. (I do … Continue reading

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The Image of Divine Mercy: from St. Faustina’s diary

These are excerpts from the Diary of St. Faustina, which I am reading prior to writing an icon patterned after the image of Divine Mercy that she saw in a vision. Feb 22, 1931:   47 In the evening, when I was … Continue reading

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Homelessness

Everywhere I look, there are more and more homeless, hopeless, desperate people.  There is a lot of concern for their plight, too, and a group of people gathered recently in my church to listen to the Director of a local overnight shelter … Continue reading

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St. George Goes Public

The cloth icon of St. George slaying the dragon went public today, to be a witness to the power of Jesus Christ to overcome fear, struggle, and sin.  It is being exhibited in a quilt show for the month of … Continue reading

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