Carving Time

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Carving stuff has me thinking… Yes, I’ve been watching “Halloween Wars” reruns this weekend. Carving pumpkins and cakes has me thinking about the ‘carving’ I am tackling in my life. Continue reading “Carving Time”

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Ms. Fix It

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3Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’ while the wooden beam is in your eye? You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye. [Matthew 7:3-5 NABRE] Continue reading “Ms. Fix It”

Loss & Restoration

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Last Sunday, the priest on the TV talked about sacred music and its place in glorifying God. Music is one of my triggers for chronic pain. I find myself avoiding music in general. While the priest discussed how music is woven into worship, I felt a sense of loss. At home, I can control what I listen to and the volumes. But in general I don’t listen to a lot of music anymore. Continue reading “Loss & Restoration”

Limits

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Whoa! Slow down there Milly Girl!

It is said, “Live Life without Limits.” Growing up my dad taught me, I had no limits. I could do or be anything I set my mind to. Recently, I discovered that line of thinking is not necessarily true…

Deep down, I knew it all along. I also denied it for most of my adult life. Even struggling with pain for the last fourteen years (has it been that long? Yeah I guess so). I did not accept limitations for myself.  I pushed through the pain. I told myself, “No pain, no gain!” And “Work through the pain!” Oh, and don’t forget the classic, “Mind over matter!”

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Confession Time

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Normally I don’t talk about my confessions to my Lord. I wasn’t going to post this but, a close friend said I needed to share this experience. She felt the Catholic confession was kept a secret and not explained well by Catholics she had known. She’s right. I do find it hard to describe experiencing the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Continue reading “Confession Time”