A Christmas Note

Dear Friends, Forgive the long delay since I last blogged. I have had the wonderful blessing of family and puppies filling the house. Yes, not one but two puppies – one our daughter’s. We call it the “Dog and Tony Show.” If you haven’t had a puppy in the house lately,...

10-4

Various agencies use the term 10-4 meaning “ok,” “understood,” and “message received.” It just so happens my birthday is on 10-4. This year I began my day as usual kneeling to pray. I always close by praying for the people and situations on the hand-written lists...

Father’s Day 2021

Happy Father’s Day to all of our wonderful dads and to all men who have been a ‘dad’ to others in so many ways. We are so very grateful for your love, your tireless energy, and the caring you show in providing for your families in every way. May God bless and protect...

Words to build by

Have you ever lived in a house that was getting a new roof? For the last two weeks the rhythmic pounding of the roofers started each morning by 8am. On occasion an exceptionally loud bang would startle me. Today is Sunday and I am happy to be able to hear the ticking...

The Olive Tree

Long ago there was a monk who needed olive oil, so he planted a small olive tree. After he planted it, he prayed, “Lord, please send gentle showers. My tree needs water so its tender roots will drink and grow.” And the Lord sent gentle showers. The monk prayed...

COVID-19 GRIEF

“Why can’t I sleep?” “Where are my glasses?” “Why can’t I focus?” “Where did I put my keys?” If lately you have been asking these questions and more, the reason may be unrecognized grief. Yes, grief. COVID-19 has triggered the grief response in us: We are having...

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