Oh my has it been awhile. I’ve missed you, my little corner of the internet where I can wax eloquent or not on faith, food, life, books and share my Canva obsession.  Let me tell you what’s been happening!

  1.  Just as I moved my site to a self hosted platform, just as the web based class I teach was beginning, just as I was in the grove – my internet failed!  Eight days without it at home.  I was able to do a few things at work but let’s face it, you can’t wear your pj’s to the office and I like to work from home in my pj’s.  Eight days people, no internet for eight days.  I had to switch providers and saw quickly that customer service is a rare commodity when there are few choices.  And when you don’t have loads of products bundled together, pricing is not very competitive either.  But, that’s done now.
  2. I sort of fell into a pit of despair.  Not so much over the internet but it was ONE MORE THING to make me question what I am doing with my life.  I am climbing out.  All this talk of carrying your cross and sacrifice and getting off your ash and do something forced me to stop the pity party.  I’m looking forward to a fruitful Lent.
  3. We are called to do this everyday, not just during Lent.  We are called to do it with JOY!






4.  A certain prayer keeps crossing my path.  I’ve prayed it on and off before but it is my prayer for Lent,  The Prayer of Humility .  I’ll make a graphic and share it with you.

5. Grace Wins by Matthew West, a good reminder for all of us!

6.  I survived answering the phones at work on Ash Wednesday.  No one yelled at me.  I have an Ash Wednesday question, do you remember ashes being distributed at the end of Mass when you were a kid?  We don’t do that now and probably haven’t for 40 years, but I was just wondering….

7.  What’s for dinner tonight at your house?  We’re having shrimp and spaghetti squash.  Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try it.

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2 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes

  • February 12, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    No ashes on Ash Wednesday??? I have never heard of that, in a Catholic church. We go up right after the homily, they distribute ashes, then we continue on with the Presentation of Gifts and all the Eucharist prayers/liturgy with second procession up for communion. I am sorry you didn’t receive Ashes!

    • February 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      We do distribute ashes on Ashe Wednesday, just as you described. I was wondering if folks recalled when it was done differently.


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