Category Archives: Proverbs

Grandparenting Matters

Grandparenting Matters I did not grow up with grandparents. We would receive Christmas gifts that would come unconnected to a voice or a face, a hug or a party. The one time I met my only surviving grandparent was when … Continue reading

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Friendship: A Million Little Things

“Friendship is being able to have the hard conversations and be willing to listen… Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” “… and that’s true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. … Continue reading

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Learning Humility

I suspect most people go to school to become expert, competent, respected and respectable. Who goes to school to be humbled; to be humble? And if you are so fortunate as to learn humility – to become humble, you will … Continue reading

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The Child has time to take time as it comes

“The child has time to take time as it comes, one day at a time, calmly, without advance planning or greedy hoarding of time. Time to play, time to sleep. He knows nothing of appointment books in which every moment … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

The following is taken from Ann Voskamp’s reflections on the “bucket list”: … I wander into a little Mennonite General Store in a village so small you’d miss it if you blinked too fast. The 100-year-old wooden floor planks creak. … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Poor

As Dorothy Day was preparing a supper at St. Joseph’s House on Chrystie Street in New York, she looked around at all her fellow workers and thought how hopeless it was to try keep up appearances: I looked around and … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray from the Heart

… In a world that victimizes us by its compulsions, we are called to solitude where we can struggle against our anger and greed and let our new self be born in the loving encounter with Jesus Christ. It is … Continue reading

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