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I will hope you enjoy your day

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Thanks so much, friends...and Dee, tell your FIL I said Happy Birthday to him, too!

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Happy belated birthday, Mary!

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Happy Birthday Mary it was my father in law birthday too hugs

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My birthday was yesterday---in a 'giving mood' I gave thanks for another chance to be the best 'me' I can be and I will move forward this year!

Happy New Year to all. I hope you had a blessed Christmas!

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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All the time, God is good.

Have a sparking good week everyone.

cj

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
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Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
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All the time Mary

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I am blessed and I have had several more neighbors want to get together the week after Christmas. I'll be fine...and my sweet mother called last night to say that SHE'S doing fine! God is good!

Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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I am pleased that you are so blessed with caring friends who offer their love and support.

cj

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
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Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9


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Mary enjoy and take everyone up with the invitations you have good friends and relatives hugs

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God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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Two sisters and a niece were with me taking my mother out to eat. She's donated the few things my daddy had in his room to Catholic Charities, too, so good came out of both our 'new widowhood' situations. My friends are taking care of me....I've had birthday invitations to go to dinner next week and my sister in law has asked me to come to her beach house for New Year's Eve...that would have been our 39th wedding anniversary. So yes, all these firsts are awful, but I'll get through it. I'm sort of biding my time til Jan. 1st and the new year!

Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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It's very sad isn't it? I pray for the conversion of their hearts.

Mary - yes, I imagine that birthdays and other celebrations are just so hard when you have lost a loved one (or two as is your case). I pray that our Merciful God will comfort you, and help you and your family through these difficult days.

cj

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Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9


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Amen Mary there are many like him out there and they are the reason people leave the church

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God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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Thanks so much for your great insight, friends! Yes, the pastor isn't very pastoral and hasn't been since he first came to that church about 20 years ago! Sort of prissy and arrogant. But you're right---prayers for him to 'find' his calling, even at this late stage!

I'm off to visit my mother and some of my sisters. My mother just turned 91 on Wednesday and we'll have a belated birthday lunch. These 'firsts' are so hard...my birthday is the day after Christmas, Daddy's would have been Christmas Day....it kind of takes the wind out of your sails. Several of my sisters and I are still working and the weekends are the only times we can drive to where I grew up.

Happy Sunday to all.
Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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I will start with the sweet part of your post, Mary - how funny about the shirts! i am so pleased that your dear husband's things are being used by those who truly need them and will appreciate them!

I pray for that pastor. He is losing sight of his role as shepherd, and that saddens me. But you know what they say, "If you wish a better priest, pray for the one you have."

Dear Lord, I pray for all priests, bishops, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters in the world, and all those discerning a religious life. Make them hunger for your Word, thirst for Your Will, make them staunch defenders and promoters of the teachings of Your Holy Church; those things that they do well, in your eyes oh Lord, give them the graces to continue, and those things that they do wrong (in Your eyes, oh Lord), give them the prudence to realize, and the perseverance to change, and make them ever-faithful shepherds of Your flock. Amen.

cj

Edited by: CJBAGGINS at: 12/18/2011 (00:19)
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
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Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9


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Mary our Pastor would have gone to visit people who went to their Church even if its not in his parish oh my good ness

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My sisters, mother, and I were surprised that we weren't even consulted about the vigil vs. Rosary---it wasn't even mentioned by the pastor of their church. The vigil was very nice...some readings, a short homily, a 'come up and say something about the deceased' time--but we kept waiting to begin the Rosary! It never happened. The funeral home director is a family member and he told us that the diocese has 'gotten away' from saying the rosary and that the pastor should have informed us.

Well, this is the same pastor my father 'served' for many, many years before Alzheimer's put him into a longterm care place. This pastor refused to go visit my parents because 'his' parish wasn't the one who served that particular home!! How's that for Christian charity?? My husband took care of all my parents' bills before he passed away last December and he called the Bishop, telling the Bishop that hte pastor's lack of concern and care for my parents' new situation after over 50 years in the parish was abominable....and that he was recommending to my mother that she shift her weekly tithe to the parish that WAS in charge--THAT got the pastor's attention right away, unfortunately. He made 1 obligatory visit to DAddy and left his card. My mother found it in a sweater pocket...the man didn't even bother to walk down the corridor to assisted living to see my mother! But since he was the pastor he called the shots and my mother wasn't willing to risk his ire by shifting her money to the other parish. At least this guy stepped up to the plate and had some nice things to say about DAddy's dedication to parish work!

Whew----got that off my chest, lol! As for the donations of my husband's things, another nice side effect was that one of my Theresian group members spent last Wednesday wrapping Christmas gifts at Magnificat House for mentally ill and 'down and out' men. The lady who took my donations down there asked if I was a member of her group and she was told that the shirts and pants she was wrapping were Dave's! She said she cried----and I did, too, when she told me! We did have a laugh when she told me how hard it was to fold the heavily starched shirts...I told her I used to tell Dave he could stand them up in the bedroom and they'd stay in place until he was ready to put them on! Everything he owned had just come back from the cleaners when he went into the hospital so whomever got his things is ready for an interview!!

Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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How wonderful that the beard trimming kit and all will be put to such good use!

Glad everything went okay at the church. Why can't there be a Rosary anymore? That surprises me. Can't a family choose to do one if they wish?

cj

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Joshua 1:9


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Thanks so much!

Mary
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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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so glad all is going well and the donate stuff always helps

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Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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How wonderful that your donations have found their new 'home'!!
I'm glad that the vigil and funeral Mass were so lovely, and that there was such a good turnout.

Blessings,
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I got back late yesterday and I have to say that the vigil (not a Rosary any longer---a diocesan edict!) and the funeral Mass were just lovely. Each of my sisters and I had gradeschool classmates show up and there were SO many of my parents' friends there, too. As they were in their late 80's and into the 90's, that in itself was amazing.

When I got home I had the sweetest Christmas card and note from a man at Magnificat House here in Houston where I donated so many of my husband's things. He said he's been cutting hair and trimming beards of the homeless men for a long time. He uses regular scissors and disposable razors, etc. Part of what was in my bags of items was a beard trimming kit and a full haircutting kit. He said that will really help! So in the season of giving and my family's season of loss, some good came of the donations!

Thanks so much for all your prayers.

Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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you take care Mary

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Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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Thanks so much...I took my mother to lunch, she's taking a nap, and I'll go back to the asst. living to be with her before the rosary tonight. I really appreciate the prayers and good wishes.

Hugs back,
Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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hugs

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Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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Oh sweetie! I'm so sorry to hear that.
I will pray for the repose of his soul, and for the intentions of you and the rest of your family!
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So sorry for your loss, Mary. More hugs and prayers and caring thoughts.

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oh Mary hugs my friend

DEE Southern New Jersey
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Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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Thanks so much, friends...I need the prayers. On top of everything else, my daddy passed away last night! Dave passed away 11 months today---our family is pretty much overwhelmed right now. The Rosary is on Thursday night and hte funeral on Friday. We'll be fine, but it's really hard!

Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Praying Mary

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Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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Thanks, friends!

I'm off to school once again and that will be my 'normal' stuff for another 3 weeks. I am looking forward to my time off at Christmas. Here's to a great week for all of you!

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I was thinking they would be quite upsetting!

Maybe you are expecting too much of yourself. Be gentle, and give yourself time.

Good for you for getting the shelves cleaned off, and for having a new plan for the space!

Christmas will be tough, no doubt about it. Take things slow with the kids.
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Mary hugs and plan a day trip or two during that time

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I've only had 4 dreams about him in 11 months...and 3 out of 4 weren't good. He was 'berating me' for the things I haven't done 'his way!' I'm trying so hard but he was quite the perfectionist and maybe I'm just expecting too much from myself. My daughter said she had a similar dream...oh, well. At least we're trying! I took a huge load to a friend involved with a Catholic Charities network yesterday. I cleaned the shelf in his closet and iwll put my off-season/too small YET clothes in there today. Then I'll do the rest of my school work and get ready for the next 3 hectic weeks before Christmas vacation. It will be a sad Christmas season this year but I think once we get through it my kids and I will begin again!

Thanks for the comforting thoughts and prayers!

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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Yes, Mary. We celebrate Thanksgiving in October (2nd Monday). Because we have shorter growing seasons, our harvest is earlier in the fall, so we celebrate before you guys do.

Are the dreams comforting, or upsetting?

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Mary you will in your time hugs

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CJ, you've had your Thanksgiving already, haven't you? I love the chili idea! yes, it was hard to go through Dave's things....it's been almost 11 months and I hadn't even unpacked his bag from the hospital! I had a brief dream last night that he came back....and he wasn't too happy to find that he had no underwear or socks, lol! In my dream I searched and found the clothes that he'd worn the day he went to the hospital and I decided to wash those----then I woke up! oh, well, it's done and maybe many other people will benefit from his things!

Here's to a great day to everyone regardless of where you are and what you're doing!

Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Great thread, OBLAIDON!

Wonderful ideas, Dee and Mary! Although it must be very difficult to go through your late husband's things, Mary, what a wonderful gift to others.

Although I am Canadian, and we do not celebrate Thanksgiving when you guys do, as the Gospel said we must always help those in need.

We are blessed at our school that we get opportunities to assist at a soup kitchen. My dh made 2 pails of chili to serve (with all of the staff chipping in a pail each), and the kids all collect mitts, toques (winter hats), and scarves to share with the needy who frequent the soup kitchen. Also, we are collecting men's jeans and winter boots to give out as well.

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my father and I just drop off 12 bags of food for the food bank at our Church

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That's what I've been doing this morning already. I'm having to be home all day since I'm getting my foundation leveled. I have taken a deep breath and started going through my late husband's clothes...he he just taken everything to the cleaners before Christmas and all but the last things he wore last year are cleaned and pressed. While he was in the hospital I washed everything in his dirty clothes basket---and had not ever put them back into the drawers. So I decided that I would do something productive today and start going through all his things. We have Joseph's Coat resale shop at my church and Catholic Charities might like some of the other things...Maybe donating the majority will give me a new perspective and bless many others this Thanksgiving. I'm so very thankful for my sweet children and dear friends. I'm blessed in this!

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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Let's also remember the Giving part of Thanks Giving. Yesterday's readings included "What you have done for the least of these, you have done it for me"

How about pledging what we shall do for the least of God's people?

Donate coats? Give extra to those in need?



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