Early morning walk to the chapel

Thankful Thursday: Renewed and Transformed

Retreat: a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax. A period of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and meditation. Last weekend I attended a retreat in beautiful western New Jersey. I am so thankful for the time to rest and recharge. We need silence to be alone with God, to…

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Be Still My Soul

Originally posted on A Joyful Life:
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heav’nly Friend Through thorny ways leads to a joyful…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

My 14-year-old son JP has endured countless headaches and migraines since he was 10. Last year was an incredibly challenging one for him – missing lots of school and making the work up. It was so challenging that he almost failed several subjects. During the summer, I experienced the worst migraine of my life. I…

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Thankful Thursday: COFFEE

I apologize to all my Thankful Thursday friends for this very late post!   I went to bed with a headache last night but woke up with one this morning as well.  Soon my day was filled with errands and by the afternoon, my head was pounding and my stomach was feeling a bit queasy.  I drink coffee…

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Thankful Thursday: America the Beautiful

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness And every gain divine! O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America!…