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Psalm 71 – Grow Old with the Lord!

 May 7, 2019

Getting old is not for sissies, the residents of my mom’s retirement community told me on numerous occasions, quoting Bette Davis. The writer of Psalm 71 knows something about this. Psalm 71 The author of Psalm 71 is an old man. His hair is gray, “So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, […]

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Psalm 70: Hurry Up!

 April 30, 2019

When you or a loved one are sick, it’s easy to become impatient with the slow healing process. You can’t wait for them to get better. The writer of Psalm 70 knows about being in a hurry! Dealing with Sick Kids When my kids were in grade school, it seemed that between snow days, special […]

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Twelve Steps and Depression – Is there a Program for That?

 April 25, 2019

One of the characters in Beautiful Questions, book six of my Dancing through Life series, suffers from clinical depression. I researched depression, the many different treatments, but as I wrote the book, it occurred to me that an important part of healing may entail having a support group of others in the same situation. I […]

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Psalm 69: Dealing with Dark Days

 April 23, 2019

We just celebrated Holy Week and are now in the season of Easter, a time for celebration and new life. Yet not everyone is rejoicing. The sun may be shining, flowers blooming, but those dealing with depression find little reason for celebrating. They are stuck in somber Saturday, alone with Jesus in the tomb. Psalm […]

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Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter!

 April 20, 2019

Wishing everyone a joy-filled and Happy Easter! My article, “Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter,” was featured in St. Anthony Messenger this month. If you haven’t read it yet, click here and check it out! Finally winter is gone (though we had snow last weekend), spring is here and time for new life. So often we […]

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Saints and Sickness – What Is the Correlation?

 April 17, 2019

For the past few years, I have received daily emails with the Saint of the Day from Franciscan Media. I don’t spend a lot of time reading these. If I’m too busy or miss a couple of days, I might delete a few without reading but for the most part I do at least a […]

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Psalm 68: Will the Real God Please Stand Up!

 April 16, 2019

Years ago, when I was a child and TV was young, there was a game show called, “To Tell the Truth.” Three people claimed to be the same person. The object of the game was for contestants to determine who was lying and who was telling the truth. At the end of the show the […]

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Lyrical Dance Now Available for Pre-Order!

 April 10, 2019

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, except for when it does! Or so thinks Esther in Lyrical Dance, book seven of my Dancing through Life Series. What is it about the mother-daughter relationship? So fraught with emotion, it is the strongest of the parent-child bond because of the ways that women process emotions, […]

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Psalm 67: Avoiding Triumphalism

 April 9, 2019

In high school I read the short story “The Misbegotten Missionary” by Isaac Asimov. In the story, a small alien hitched a ride on a space ship. His mission: to save us from our own aloneness and destructiveness by making all “one,” a precursor to the Borg Collective on Star Trek. This alien had the […]

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Psalm 66: A Spacious Place

 April 2, 2019

It was my first time riding this section of the Falling Waters Trail. The path was tree covered, providing ample shade from the sun, when to my right I glimpsed blue. Lime Lake? I had been looking for the lake but so far had only seen a swampy pond. As I road further, more blue […]

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