i held out hope.

Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Hebrews 6:11

Celebrating a recent anniversary, doing the things we enjoy together.

Lifelong love is harder than it sounds.

There’s a reason why many marriages and relationships don’t last. Love requires vulnerability, and this invites the possibility of being hurt.

You may have experienced hurt from having loved someone, but you have probably also experienced the unconditional love of others.

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just act normal. that alone looks strange.

it’s the monday giggles…

I think it all began when I first heard about Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

I thought it was the craziest thing I’d ever heard of!

But now, (everyday) when I receive the latest News update, Cauliflower pizza is feeling more normal to me than the current Cra-Cra running amuck in the World.

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no bible, no breakfast! no bible, no bed!

it’s the monday giggles…

With all the heart-wrenching travesty swirling around in the world – it hardly seems fitting to pull out a giggle.

But our lives can still find sweetness, our hearts can always soften, and our hope still can be found.

I do pray this little sharing brings a tiny giggle to your Soul.

And in it, may you claim the calm sense of knowing WHERE our peace can be found

even if for only a little while….

If you were a member of my parish it would be ingrained in your psyche “No bible, no breakfast! No bible, no bed!” Our parish priest, Father Larry Richards, reminds his flock of followers of this importance perpetually! (first giggle.) He frequently bellows an enthusiastic reminder, “Before our feet hit the floor in the morning we should open the Word of God with steadfast faith, “Speak to me your Word, O Lord!” Then allow the Bible to be opened and our eyes to be led toward the Scripture God intends for us this day. And the same in reverse order upon returning to bed in the evening, to apply the Word of God as a balm on our hearts at the close of every day.” I am paraphrasing of course, also I am not jumping up & down in typical Father Larry fashion, but I am sure you get the clear picture! (second giggle.)

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