in the Spirit Articles

Looking back — Camino

Four and a half years ago -- in September 2013, I joined a friend to walk the Via Frances (Camino de Santiago de Compostela) in Spain -- we did start in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, but by day 2 we had made our way to Roncesvalles, Spain by crossing Napoleon's Pass...

Let those who have ears…

I admit that I struggle with "the Church" and with the apparent ideologies of parts of the church that I deal with... like the Cursillo Movement. I admit that I struggle to be inclusive, to remember and love these entities that I struggle with, even when we diverge on...

Homily 15 June 2008

Here's Don's homily at St Mary' from 15 June, 2008 [audio:http://stmaryopelika.org/audio/Homily-Don-20080615.mp3]

Jack’s Homily

Fr. Jack’s Homily for Sunday, 8 June, 2008: 11:15 am mass

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida

BlogThe "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day....

25th Anniversary Celebration

25 years ago the Cursillo movement came to life in the Archdiocese of Mobile. That was after I left Auburn at the end of my undergraduate career, and before I returned as wife of a graduate student and mother of 2, with a 3rd on the way. But the seeds were being...

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New Year’s Resolutions – Maybe

OK - so, my resolution wrt this site is to post more often! Like once a day add something that has crossed my mind. Assignment: Find 5 things to be grateful for.... Response: A beautiful anniversary card from John The pleasure of a small, very pregnant dog when I do...

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Sometimes I’m Oscar the Grouch on Mondays

Sometimes I’m Oscar the Grouch on Mondays

You name it, I hate it... I found a sheet of stickers in my scrapbooking box, and it struck me that I needed to talk about my life last Monday. Basically my attitude toward like was "Don't EVEN TRY to make me happy - It won't work and then we'll both be in a bad...

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Undeliverable Gifts: Christmas 2003

Tomorrow's the night before Christmas three dogs in my house two cats are in hiding I hope there's no mouse... That's the easy part of Christmas. My food box/Christmas gifts delivery for Lazarus Ministries hasn't turned out to be as simple as hoped. I've made 2 trips...

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Falsely Accused?

Earlier this week, I had the unforntunate experience of a visit from the local Animal Cruelty Investigator. In the aftermath, I cried - sobbed, harder than I have in since we lost our schnauzer last year. Before that - God alone knows when I've cried my eyes out like...

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Hope for the Church?

Today John Freund sent me a link that was a bright spot: LeavenDenver.org. Reading thru the site - especially the "Your Pulpit" section gave me a strong sense that the Holy Spirit is indeed renewing the face of the earth. I was very moved by the woman's homily based...

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