A Healing Goodbye to Our Dog


faith, Grief, Random

About three years ago, we welcomed our first dog into our family – Bella. Sadly, a few weeks ago, we had to let her go. I had been resistant to getting a dog despite my husband’s and kid’s desire for a family dog. We had a chance to dog-sit Bella a couple times for our […]

March 31, 2017

It Just Takes Time


faith, Grief

It just takes time [for the heart to heal]. A friend whispered this to me during my adoration hour and I let the phrase seep into me and guide my thoughts. What does that mean, “it takes time”? Usually, when I hear this phrase I think of time as abstract and passive. But this time […]

March 19, 2017

He is Our King, we His Kingdom


faith

I’m a people watcher. I like to observe people’s behaviors, hear their thoughts, and try to¬†discover who¬†they are. The ways of the world intrigue me, fascinate, and bewilder. We, humans, are so interesting – unique, yet predictable, innovative yet, repetitive. Sometimes, I feel like we are in the same story over and over again. The […]

November 20, 2016

Remembering All Souls with a Joyful Sorrow


faith, Grief

This week the Church celebratedAll Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – “Dia de los Muertos” – the day of the dead – and dedicates the whole month of November to remembering and praying for all souls who have gone passed from this life to the next. If I were an anthropologist  (maybe in another life) I’d present […]

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