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the bittersweet road home

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Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”  But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”  So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” -John 4:31-34 I sat in the car watching the scenery of the southwest speed by…

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when we watch and pray

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Then [Jesus] said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me…

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the speck in my eye (and tooth)

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“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” -James 1:2 “To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.” -St. Theresa of Avila A few days ago I went to the dentist for the second time in a month. Clearly, I am a girl who knows where to go to have a good time. I…

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a wednesday kind of prayer

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“There’s no greater lifestyle and no greater happiness than that of having a continual conversation with God.” —Brother Lawrence (1614-1691) He gently tapped my shoulder while it was still dark outside, still dark in our room, while I was covered in the dark of my dreams.“Do you still want to wake up this early?”Yes. I really do.I made a cup of coffee, opened my computer, and let words trickle from my fingertips onto the keyboard.And…

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