Archive for April, 2014

April 8th – Why Me?

April 8, 2014

For all the challenges of this day;

for all the goodness that’s come my way;

for all the battles and what’s more;

for all the opportunities and open doors…

I am grateful. I thank God and ask… Why me?

April 7th – Let Go

April 8, 2014

I started this post with the statement in my head…

Learning to let go.

Then I considered that I should be beyond the learning at this age in my life.

I should be letting go.

But the mind is a wanderer. It’s hard to keep it focused. It gets distracted. And I realize that it is now time to

Go.

April 6th – 13 Days

April 6, 2014

It occurred to me today in church that lent ends in 13 days.

27 days behind me.

Have I done my best?

 I am worried I have let the Lord down…

April 5th – A Saintly Search

April 5, 2014

It’s easy to find a saint you readily identify with. There’s St. Francis, St. Elizabeth Ann, St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Therese, St. Michael, St. Mark, St. Terese Avila, St. Patrick. 

Mostly lovable and approachable. 

How about some of the little known saints? Ever considered St Quiteria or St. Moses the Black…

April 4th Switching Gears to the Top Ten

April 4, 2014

I was given an assignment this morning. List your top ten tunes of all time. So Without pondering, laboring, and over-thinking the answers; Spontaneouslyspeaking,  this is it:

Unchained Melody
You’ll Never Walk Alone
America (Simon & Garfunkel)
To Sir With Love
Subterrean Homesick Blues
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Under My Thumb
I believe (Stevie Wonder)
Somewhere (West Side Story)
Rocket Man

April 3rd – Badmouth

April 4, 2014

I’m tempted to bad mouth people or be too critical. Yes, even I. I need to act against that by praising people throughout Lent. I might alternatively choose to write a thank-you note, or a note of praise, each day during Lent. In Ignatius’ view, sin is like a bent stick that we need to bend back in the other direction. I am working on it.

April 2nd – Waiting

April 4, 2014
In Dante’s Purgatorio, the theme of waiting is on prominent display. Dante and Virgil encounter a number of souls who slouch at the foot of the mountain of Purgatory, destined to make the climb to heaven but compelled for the time being to wait. How long? As long as God determines.  Waiting is so difficult. As we enter the second half of Lent, do we walk, wait or give up?

 

Be Not, April Fools

April 1, 2014

The journey through the desert continues;

Be not, April Fools.

Simplicity is thine, this time

Be not, April Fools.

Thee shall be tested. Thee shall hear voices crying in the night’s wind.

Be not, April Fools.

Hunger, thirst; the devil demands; weep no more.

Be not, April fools.