waters rising

 

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September 13 is the feast day (in the Roman Catholic Church) of Saint John Chrysostom, bishop and Doctor of the Church. An Early Church Father best known for his preaching and public speaking, Saint John was given the name Chrysostomos, meaning “golden mouthed,” after death.

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What set him apart from others in his time period was his ability to apply scripture to everyday circumstances, teaching people how to incorporate the Gospel in all that they did. Continue reading “waters rising”

ten little toes

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“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”  Isaih 52:7

 

Two little feet, ten little toes,

running and jumping at play.

Two little feet, too little time,

will be walking to school one day.

Kicking a rock, or skipping a rope,

wading a puddle or washed with soap.

Two little feet, one little child,

will soon go their own way.

But footprints in my mind recall,

they stood here yesterday. Continue reading “ten little toes”

be careful what you pray for.

it’s the monday giggles…

and because it’s Holy Week we have an extra-special one for you!

 

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Young Ernie and his family were invited to have Easter Sunday lunch at his grandmother’s house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served.  When Ernie received his plate he started eating straight away.

Ernie, wait until we say grace,” demanded his father.

“I don’t have to,” the five year old replied.

“Of course you do, Ernest,” his mother insisted rather forcefully. “We always say a prayer before eating at our house.” Continue reading “be careful what you pray for.”