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Soul’s memory

Its memory long and deep, remembrance of things past abuses done when it was innocent; physical, mental, sexual, actions also committed the cycle continued, in a dark inner room hidden shivering in its dread of pain received and agony delivered awaiting it’s judgment feared. Crying out in its pain not understanding the why of it […]

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Corentine

His name was unusual and it fit him very well, since he was a very unique man, who when I first saw him made me a little uneasy. He had gentleness to him, Also an odd way of acting that put me off at first, in fact I can’t say I ever really warmed up […]

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Chagrin

Oh beloved Lord how hidden you are, yet in you we have our being; the breath we take the air breathed in, is your gift We are surrounded by beauty Lord, nature can be intoxicating; color, the sound of wind, warmth given us by the sun, and yes dark clouds with its storms giving relief […]

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When is the true nature of joy understood?

“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached.” ― Simone Weil Healthy detachment is not indifference. Nor is it something cold and aloof. The detachment that is based on fear is a way of self protection from the chaos that seems to be a part of […]

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One God and Father of All

He is not ‘my; God, but ‘our’ God Our Father, He is the Father of a great family; he is our Father. He knows that he has a unique love, but he does not know how to bear or raise an “only child”. He is the God of the home, of brotherhood, of bread broken and shared. He is […]

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The world and time are the dance of the Lord in emptiness

What is serious to human beings is often trivial in the sight of God. What in God might appear to us as “play” is perhaps what God takes most seriously. God plays…in the garden of creation, and, if we could let go of our obsessions with what we think is the meaning of it all, […]

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To be seen

The more the life of Jesus is contemplated, I believe the broader our understanding of what it was about deepens.  To enter into one of the stories and see how differently Jesus related to others can be an eye opener.  The Samaritan woman for instance with whom Jesus talked to at the well.  It is […]

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When A Bluebird Falls

Birds are so fragile and vulnerable. These amazing photos captured a drama with two of these little creatures that is every bit as poignant and heart-wrenching as any human story. Kudos to the photographer. The newspapers that carried these photos sold out in every country. 1) A female bluebird was hit by a car as […]

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Another way

In the adversities that I experience, I remind myself that the time for doing battle has not yet come to an end. I arm myself with patience, and in this way I defeat my assailant. —Faustina’s diary 509 ++++++++++ In dealing with life patience is very important. Many do not understand how one-sided we can […]

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Love’s language

Eternal God, Goodness itself, whose mercy is incomprehensible to every intellect, whether human or angelic, help me, your feeble child, to do Your holy will as You make it known to me. I desire nothing but to fulfill God’s desires. Lord, here are my soul and my body, my mind and my will,my heart and […]

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