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October, the Month of the Rosary
Promoting peace within ourselves promotes peace worldwide because peace grows one person at a time. Praying the rosary offers a way to do just that. This beautiful, Christ-centered devotion takes only about 20 minutes. We begin praying the rosary with the Sign of the Cross and The Apostles’ Creed, which declares our Christian beliefs. We […]
Who Do You Want Your Children to Follow?
Biographies are one of my favorite stories to read or watch. I’m fascinated by how we all live the life we’ve been given, overcome our challenges, and achieve our goals. When I was a child, saints topped that list of biographies. These were the people I wanted to emulate. It would be interesting to […]
New Book to Boost Caregiver Morale
Most of us care for someone at least at one point in our lives. We tend to the needs of children, parents, and spouses. And many of us work in the field, caring for “strangers” as if they were our own family. My newest book, Inspired Caregiving. Weekly Morale Boosters, offers doses of encouragement and […]
“Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in […]
Peace Begins with You and Me
What a tumultuous world we live in. No one can dispute the fact that our world is in turmoil. Economic disparity, religious conflicts, racial and gender discrimination, substance abuse, greed, jealousy, and vengefulness are global flash points. At any moment, in any location, our fragile film of peace can, and often does, rip open into […]
What Happens Next?
The path of Alzheimer’s is a downward slope. As of now, there is no cure, and there’s no getting better. As much as we understand that, it’s human nature to stop periodically and wonder what we can expect to happen next with our loved one. Most often, the answer is the same. No one can know for sure. […]
Process of Elimination
We diligently acquire things most of our lives only to begin the process of elimination as we approach maturity. Funny how we don’t realize how much we have until we have to get rid of it all. The desire to downsize comes naturally with aging. We no longer need the room and all that stuff. […]
We have many powerful prayers to Mary, but perhaps the most beloved is the Memorare. The prayer is excerpted from a much longer 15-century one known as the “Ad sanctitatis tuae pedes, dulcissima Virgo Maria. By the 16th century, a French priest named Father Claude Bernard was teaching this shortened version to prisoners condemned to […]