Monthly Archives: August 2010

Is Someone Trying to Tell Me Something?

I have subscribed to this online weekly devotion from the NCR web site.  This is the devotion that popped up this week:  Prayer of one who is moving on by Sr. Joyce Rupp, Created Aug 27, 2010:  For this prayer you should … Continue reading

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Beginning to Savor the Freedom

Sometimes I have wondered if the pain would ever leave room to actually enjoy the freedom that has come with having no commitments now.   There have been three days now during which the pain has for the most part remained on mute.  Coincidentally (or … Continue reading

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The Spark that Kindled the Impossible Dream

There are two places to lay the blame for this crazy plan.  One lies squarely on the backpack of Larry, who tramped in New Zealand and uploaded pictures, pictures that crystallized a specific vision of possibility for me.   Long before … Continue reading

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Urge to Escape — Trapped by the Truth

To where could I escape that the truth wouldn’t follow?  It is so interesting and surprising how suddenly the pain can burst back into my consciousness and reach such intensity.  It happened a couple of times in the last two … Continue reading

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What Am I Bid? Sold for $15,000!

They said it worked.  They had run it for a while before we arrived.  Have you ever seen a tractor with a steam engine running?  I remember Albert, who was well into his 80’s when I knew him over fifteen years … Continue reading

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I Think I Can. I Think I Can.

Isn’t that what the Little Engine that Could said?  After hitting the snooze button five times, reluctant to get up and try to do it, I walked with the backpack for the first time this morning.  I am wondering if … Continue reading

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Another Deathbed Service — This Time I Could Finish It

She had lived a good, long life, but it was coming to an end.  She had already passed 90.  It was time.  She concluded her journey here just a few hours after I left.  I have to admit, it was … Continue reading

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