Category Archives: grief

It’s About Time

Lately I’ve been pondering about and grappling with Time. Today’s rumination… “I’m wasting Time.” “If you enjoy what you’re doing, it’s not a waste of Time.” “What if what I’m doing isn’t what I want to be doing?” “Why are … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

As 2015 comes to a close, I cannot lie, I’m glad to see the end of this year. 2015 turned out to be one of my most difficult years to get through. It was a constant struggle to stay afloat against the … Continue reading

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Cuba 2014 – Final Word – A Very Long Backstory

This post has come out of several days of praying and pondering. There are no pictures. And I apologize for the length of it, but it comes from my heart. A Very Long Backstory (why we go to Cuba) When … Continue reading

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Remembering My Dad

Today (it’s still January 19th at the time that I’m writing this) is the 14th anniversary of my Dad’s death. I miss him terribly, even after all these years. I don’t feel much like writing tonight. I just didn’t want … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations – Working Through The Rubble of Christmases Past

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Up until a few years ago, I was so involved in the Church that during the Christmas season, I hardly even saw my own apartment. Ever since I was a young child, I’ve … Continue reading

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Wrestling With Uselessness

I struggle a great deal with feelings of uselessness. Although my life can get busy with the little day-to-day demands, putterings and routines, there are times when these feelings of uselessness gnaw at the back of my mind, weighing me … Continue reading

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Morning Routines

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have an established morning routine, maybe more than one…one for workdays and a different one for weekends. When I was working full-time, mornings were my most productive time of day … Continue reading

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