A Longing Soul

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Writing has been difficult this week. This morning I prayed for inspiration then, I came upon this passage. It touched my heart for it speaks of someone who loves us enough to correct us when we are wrong and save us when we are desperate. I hope this encourages you as much as it encouraged me.

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Write Now!

My Desk after a Blogging Session. What a Mess! (Photo by Milly Moss)

National Novel Writing Month is back. November 1, 2021, I face the challenge of writing a novel in a month. Some people run marathons and others compete in games. This challenge for authors is our form of competition. But we compete with one’s self. It is a solitary marathon of words with the prize being finishing 50,000 words in a new novel in thirty days.

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Dance

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I’m not very good with music. Technically, I am good with an instrument, but only when precision is required. I do not have an ear for music, nor the voice and not the feet. While I can sway or bop to the rhythm, my feet are clumsy when I dance. I’ve been out of step with the Macarena and taken out a row in the Electric Slide.

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The Ride of My Life

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Woosh! Whoa! Slow down. Then we creep along the track straight up in the air. Prepare… Creep… Prepare… creep… tension builds. The last day, we teeter at the top of the track with nothing but clear blue skies in every direction. Ah, Beautiful. It feels like we are floating on air. We can’t see the tracks. Only “blue skies ahead.”

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Sow in Tears Reap in Joy

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The 4th of July is a day of celebration in America. After a year of restrictions, families could finally pull together to celebrate. Something hangs in the air. Among us regular folks, the celebrations seemed muted after a year of losses. What is this heavy weight in the atmosphere?

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Translating Understanding

How Do You Seek Answers? (Photo by Rachel Coyne on Unsplash)

When scripture is translated into another language, the translation can introduce another set of rules muddling the meaning. But, as in everything, there is a good side. The translation can also give me a different perspective.

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Let’s Catch up

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Yes, I am going ‘old school.’ Catching up was a common phrase back in the day. It was a way for friends to get caught up on each other’s lives. I guess today the phrase is, let’s grab a cup of coffee. I remember coffee or tea as an established part of catching up, not the main event. Catching up was all about friends, family and life.

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When We Are Lost

Lost in the Night… (Photo by Milly Moss)

This week my moms found something in the parable of the Lost Son.  Usually, I glaze over when this parable is mentioned.  I cannot count the number of sermons and homilies I have heard on the “Prodigal Son.”  My mom pointed out a four-word phrase that changed my thinking.

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Cherish the Elders

Happy Grandparents Day!  I wouldn’t have remembered it yesterday if not for my Parish Priest’s reminder.  It is easy to forget it in the myriad of days dedicated to something or another in the United States. However, it got me thinking… What has God got to say about our grandparents and elders?

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