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Just a note to you from me, full of gratitude! May you and your families and communities be graced with every good gift that comes from our bountiful and merciful Father. And may this Advent Season be a time of […]

Families are wonderful gifts from God. We need our beloved relatives, however they are related to us and wherever they may be. But sometimes, family relationships can be strained, and holiday time is prime fight time – when family members […]

If you have a chronic illness and you will be traveling at the holidays, you might want to reflect on the theme for this year before you go: Mercy. We are nearing the end of what Pope Francis declared the […]

Holidays are here?! It might seem as if Christmas has already happened and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. But although it seems as if we are in holiday mode externally, if you’re like me and have myriad […]

Veteran’s Day can be a difficult holiday for some people. Those who have lost loved ones in battle still deeply mourn their losses. Those who are home while their loved ones are currently serving still worry. And those of us […]

What did I do on Election Day, besides vote? I did something that brings me a sense of accomplishment and offers benefits for days to come. I made chicken soup! This simple food is traditionally associated with warmth, calm, and […]

Is your chronic pain or illness discouraging you from casting your vote? I hope you’ll reconsider. Yes, some polling places might be difficult to maneuver through and the lines will probably be long. But there are very good reasons to make […]

I have lived with multiple, serious chronic illnesses for many years. I am also a life-long Chicago Cubs fan. The two don’t necessarily have much to do with each other, however this week and, I hope, the following couple of […]

How wonderful it is to have faith! Despite the stresses in the world and the way some denigrate those who believe, persecuting people because they turn to Jesus, my faith in the Lord is the light that makes all the […]

My heart goes out to all who had to weather (no pun intended) Hurricane Matthew. From Haiti to Cuba to the U.S. East Coast, it was terrifying to watch the monster storm move and it must have been even more […]