The topic of loneliness came up last night in my men’s group. It didn’t matter if the person was single or married, we all experience times of loneliness. In fact, a person can be surrounded by friends and family, and still have feelings of loneliness.
On this tenth anniversary of this great national tragedy, I thought it was worth repeating. Let’s all pray that one day soon, there truly will be peace in our world.
Most people don’t know that the first recorded victim of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was a Franciscan priest.
Yesterday, a prayer group I belong to got together after our long summer break. It’s always great to be with this group of friends, even if it’s once a month and just for a couple of hours.
Well, after we broke up, I stayed behind to chat a bit more with Nancy, my friend who owns the retreat center where we gather.
Yesterday, I was reading a daily meditation about joy. The meditation started with this Scripture passage,
“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” (1 Peter 1:8)
The little reflection spoke about how we have to make a conscious effort to keep our joy.
I don’t know about you, but I really needed this three-day weekend. On Friday, I wasn’t feeling well and went to the doctor. After some tests, I found out I had a virus and was going to be sick for a while.
I had some vacation plans, and they went right out the window. I realized that if I was going to get better quickly, I needed to take it easy. I don’t know about you, but taking it easy doesn’t come naturally to me.
Our country celebrated its first official Labor Day way back in 1894.
Taking place the first Monday in September, it also marks the unofficial end of summer. Officially, the fall season won’t arrive until September 23rd, so we can still enjoy the season for a few more weeks. Keep the grills going 🙂
Sadly, we got a bit of news that should put a damper on things. Today the government announced that our unemployment rate stands at 9.1%, or 14 million people out of work.