Faith Musings

To Do and To Suffer

November 22, 2021 |

{repost from 11/1/2020} “All the science of the saints is included in these two things: to do and to suffer. And whoever has done these two things best has made himself most saintly.” St. Francis de Sales. We are doing and we are suffering. We are not saints but we are a family who keeps rising from…

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Life Under Our Roof

November 22, 2021 |

{repost from 10/22/2020} I don’t really know how to start an update other than to just jump in. No magical words, no sentiment could capture life under our roof but I’ll try. Mostly to stay connected. Losing a spouse is a lonely gig and, while my inner circle is amazing, it’s still quite often just me and…

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On Always Getting Your Prayer Answered

June 26, 2021 |

Let me tell you a little secret to finding joy no matter what happens, to getting your prayers answered always. Before Michael was put on hospice we had walked through months of treatments, setbacks, loss, grief, and unanswered prayer after unanswered prayer. Every turn was a blow to our expectations, a blow to the longings and begging…

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Those Left Behind

June 26, 2021 |

Death can do many things to those left behind. If Michael’s death has done one thing it has severed our ties to this earth, for we simply want to be there with him, with God, not a moment delayed nor anything foolish yielded on our end to prevent our own entry into heaven. I am quite bewildered…

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