Monthly Archives: April 2017

Wheelchairs, Skating, and Gratitude

Three years ago, I dragged Ella to a skate park. If she’d been able to move her legs, she would have been kicking and screaming. As it was, she went under extreme protest. “I don’t want to do this,” she huffed. … Continue reading

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God Bless the Chreasters

Easter Sunday morning, the church and the parking lot will be packed. Extra chairs will line the aisles and spill out into the narthex. Even with all the extra seating, the Sunday Masses will be standing room only. It’s a sight … Continue reading

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Four Perfect Hands

**My daughter was given an assignment to write about forgiving the unforgivable. This is what she gave me instead. two sets of hands hands that knew work strong capable rough holy one set the sacrifice the other the one that … Continue reading

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Caring for Our Clergy With Holy Week Survival Kits

We spent this morning putting together “Holy Week Survival Kits” for the priests and deacons from our parish. Holy Week is a marathon of rites and liturgies which will test the limits of their strength and endurance. When we started … Continue reading

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Catnip for Crazies

I have come to the inevitable conclusion that I attract crazy.  I send out a signal like a homing beacon and draw it to me. A few weeks back I was couch shopping, this woman sat down next to me on … Continue reading

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