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Let’s Have A Great Week

sunrise newI hope you had a great weekend.  I know I did.

Actually, the whole week was pretty good for me.  I got a lot accomplished, including some much-needed exercise.  I also had the chance to catch up on some reading, met with several folks, and lastly I got some good prayer time in.  The weekend ended on Sunday night with probably the best session my men’s group has had since we started almost two years ago.

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How Much Longer Till Spring

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Earlier this week, I had lunch with a young friend.  He was active in my youth group when he was growing up, and from time to time we get together for some good food and conversation.

On this particular day, John wanted to do some shopping at Trader Joe’s when we were done with lunch, and, since it’s one of my favorite stores, I was happy to join him.

If you’re familiar with Trader Joe’s, you know that there are always buckets of flowers near their front doors, all available for purchase.

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What A Week


Wow, what a crazy week this has been!  We started the week with the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict.  As the week went on, we learned that there had been hints for quite some time that if the pope reached a point where he felt he couldn’t fulfill his responsibilities, he would step down.  It certainly is a time to pray for the Holy Spirit’s wisdom!

Next, we’ve had a week of near miss asteroids and meteors falling from space and causing all kinds of havoc.  Funny, almost immediately, people were wondering if the pope, the asteroid and the meteor were somehow divinely connected.

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A Dose of Humility


This past weekend, I started reading a terrific new book by Jim Manney.  God Finds Us is all about the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, something near and dear to my heart.

As it turns out, early this morning I was reading the chapter entitled “It’s Supposed to Be Hard,” and the focus is on what Ignatius had to say about humility.

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Sabbath Moments


It’s a cold and icy morning here in my neighborhood, one of those mornings where you want to stay warm in bed for a bit longer.

Sadly, I’m already up and running, since today is going to be a very busy day for me.  I’ve been traveling the past couple of weeks, and I’m slowly trying to catch up, in addition to the daily stuff that waits for my attention.  I’m sure you experience the same thing all the time.