Tag: ordinary time

An Everyday Miracle

 October 30, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability A very ordinary yet extraordinary event occurred on this day 32 years ago. My son was born. My life has never been the same. Babies are born every day throughout the world. It is an ordinary part of life. We are born and we die. We need to make […]

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An Ordinary Life

 October 27, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Life with a spouse is many things, but not boring. Aggravating, exhilarating, infuriating, but definitely not boring. Life with children is many things, but definitely not boring. Exasperating, full of surprises, some pleasant, some not so pleasant, but definitely not boring. Life here on this earth is many things […]

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Even the Sparrow

 October 26, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability I am a sparrow, plain and brown, small. I can slip unnoticed into your life and out again. I am shy. Do not lunge at me for I will fly away. But if you patiently wait, I may come and sit on your lap. I will sing to you […]

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Walking the Dog!

 October 25, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability When my kids were still home, we owned a Siberian Husky. “Cool dog.” “What a beautiful dog.” “Can I pet your dog?” I would hear these comments as I took my dog on her daily jaunt. She was a beautiful black and tan husky with fine, noble markings. She […]

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God’s Extraordinary Love

 October 24, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability “Dear God, I love you this much!” The little girl stretches out her arms wide. “And I love you more,” God says. “I love you to the moon and back,” the young woman says. “And I love you even more.” “I love you to Jupiter and the stars and […]

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Reminders of What Was, Is and Will Be

 October 23, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Each day I wake up to see the same faces, imperceptibly changing, getting older, especially the one I see in the mirror. Photographs of me when I was younger remind me that the me I now see didn’t always look this way. They remind me of times when my […]

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

 October 20, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Sometimes I feel stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Damned if I do, and damned if I don’t, there are no good solutions. Sometimes I ‘m able to find an alternative solution, a third way to get me out of the situation. Other times, I just […]

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The Nail That Sticks Out

 October 18, 2017

Ordinary Time  – Season of Stability The nail that sticks out gets pounded in, or so a Chinese proverb says. What a difference from our society where we are told to dare to be different. In more collective cultures you are encouraged to fit in, not stick out your neck. It’s not so bad, though, […]

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 October 16, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Familiarity breeds contempt–maybe so. But it also breeds contentment, a sense of stability and security. In a rapidly changing world, a world threatened with violence and terrorism, it’s nice to have some things, some people, some beliefs, that you can hold on to and count on. Friends, family members, […]

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What’s Ordinary?

 October 11, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability What is ordinary anyway? Ordinary, run-of-the-mill, normal, status quo? Who determines what is status quo? He gets up every day. She goes to a job where she is surrounded by people and all of the small milestones and major and minor crisis that are part of their lives. He […]

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