Category Archives: The Church

Retirement 3.0

I retired for the third time on September 5.  The next day was the 24th anniversary of the first day I started at the hospital.  This time when I retired, I felt the way people are probably supposed to feel. … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

The photo is actually from Sunday afternoon, making eggplant parmesan. I turned around and saw this sight and just thought it was so pretty. So colorful. So full of hope of a luscious meal and happy people at my table. … Continue reading

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A Post from the Weeds

I have deliberately not written about my finances here on the blog for a very long time. I had done it in 2013 and someone had come to my aid and actually paid for me to attend the Dave Ramsey … Continue reading

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They Can’t Change the Gospel

So my pastor told me this morning.  I told him how disturbed I am by the events of the last week at the Synod. Don’t worry, he told me.  They can’t change the Gospel.  No, they can’t.  But what if … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday

Heading out in a minute for Mass.  I love Gaudete Sunday and purchased a special pink sweater for the occasion several years ago.  I wear it on Gaudete Sunday in Advent and Laetare Sunday in Lent.  I know it is … Continue reading

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Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent

The photo is from my walk on Thanksgiving.  It was such a beautiful day. Tonight I will head to Mass.  Every year as I enter the church on the Saturday Vigil Mass prior to the first Sunday of Advent, I … Continue reading

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All Hallows Eve

It’s the day before All Saint’s Day.  All Hallows Eve.  Halloween. I used to look at it as a pagan holiday, but then I learned more.  About the tradition and the meaning.  It has deep Christian roots. Today I woke … Continue reading

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