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February 2017 Archives

  My 55th birthday is in March. Which means I’ve been planning the festivities since January. Do you know what else I’m planning for in March? Lent! I love Lent! While some will spend Wednesday, March 1st nursing the aftereffects …Read More

Look down upon my sorrows and rescue me, for I am obeying your commands. Yes, rescue me and give me back my life again just as you have promised. (Psalm 119:153 NLT) When I read this verse, I was stopped by six …Read More

 In grade school, I was a troublemaker. When our math teacher warned that the next person who spoke would be kicked out of the test, I was compelled to ask if he meant ‘now’. During French class, sounding like a …Read More

I work from home as a writer. Which suits me just fine since I am a confirmed introvert. I’m happier working on my own. Like most introverts, being around people is both exhilarating and exhausting. I enjoy the companionship of …Read More

  The retreat instructions were clear. The priest spoke for thirty minutes, then we’d go into the sanctuary to silently contemplate the discussion questions, and afterwards return to share our answers. Here’s what I did: I placed the unopened booklet …Read More

Morning devotions with God have become as important to my morning routine as breakfast. In January, I began using the Lectio Divina Journal every morning to guide me through a contemplative reading and prayer of God’s Word. I’ve received so …Read More

Psalm 119:73-88 73 You made my body, Lord; now give me sense to heed your laws. 74 All those who fear and trust in you will welcome me because I too am trusting in your Word. 75-77 I know, O …Read More