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

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

🙂 My aunt Priscilla gifted me with several quick, delicious recipes. This pumpkin pie recipe is so easy and so good....

Bread of Life

I recently decided to take up the art of sourdough. Then "quarantine" came along and I can't actually put myself in an...

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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