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Curiosity a balm to Cardinal in this life and the next

Eager to learn:

Days before he died, Cardinal George reportedly told seminary rector Father Robert Barron that his curiosity was awakened, he was “so eager” to see God.

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Blithe Spirit

Facing uncertainties with hope

We continue to live in something of a twilight zone with Ben. Since I posted here last, he has had at least three small seizures – one, as I was pushing him in a wheelchair around the grounds at the Mardon Centre, another as Simeon and I, with one of the nurses, walked him back to his room after a meal, and the third, just yesterday as he was sitting at the meal table and then back on his bed. 1,040 more words

Past Entries

Thirteen by Two word Matrix

Good times.

Sun shining.

Storm approaches…

Tidal swells.

Everyone panic!

Impressionable waves.

Suicidal thoughts.

Look up!

Despondently *Sigh*

Acceptingly Smile :)

Back turned …

Open Umbrella …

“Wake up”

Short Story

Looking death in the face: I was almost murdered at age 18

Me during the late spring/summer of 1976, somewhere in upstate New York. I was 17.

Alaina Holt-Adams did a very brave thing the other day. She posted about her rape experience at the hands of her psychiatrist when she was 15 years old. 1,510 more words


My Winding Sheet

As I’m always banging on about the importance of preparing for your own funeral in advance I thought it was time for me to shut up, put my money where my mouth is and get on with it. 380 more words

Diy Funeral

Karen B. Kaplan reblogged this on offbeatcompassion and commented:

Guest blogger Joanna Shears caught my attention because she writes about death in an even jauntier tone than I. In her Twitter profile @winding_blog, she styles herself as a “promoter of death positivity,” and in her blog she largely focuses on creative funeral planning. This September 26, 2014 post of hers is about designer shrouds and how we ourselves can be the designers!

Uncertain Plea...

No..No..Not yet My Valiant Prince

so resolute in your quest..

Gallant Pale Rider

Truly I say..your tell of time is off

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Scripture Text:  John 13: 1-17, 31b-35

Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. 1,256 more words